Most Relevant Verses
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.
making the best use of your time because the times are evil.
The LORD made everything answerable to him, including the wicked at the time of trouble.
You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come.
"Look! Today I have set before you life and what is good, along with death and what is evil.
For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.
"I form light and create darkness, I make goodness and create disaster. I am the LORD, who does all these things.
I have seen it all during my pointless life: both a righteous person who dies while he is righteous, and a wicked person who lives to an old age, while remaining wicked.
The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis.
"For the person who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.