38 Bible Verses about Complacency
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At that time I will search through Jerusalem with lamps. I will punish the people who are entrenched in their sin, those who think to themselves, 'The Lord neither rewards nor punishes.'
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'
be sure you do not feel self-important and forget the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt, the place of slavery,
However, the high places were not eliminated; the people were still not devoted to the God of their ancestors.
The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care."
"But you did not call for me, O Jacob; you did not long for me, O Israel.
No one invokes your name, or makes an effort to take hold of you. For you have rejected us and handed us over to our own sins.
For our leaders are stupid. They have not sought the Lord's advice. So they do not act wisely, and the people they are responsible for have all been scattered.
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
Just as it is written in the law of Moses, so all this calamity has come on us. Still we have not tried to pacify the LORD our God by turning back from our sin and by seeking wisdom from your reliable moral standards.
All of them are blazing like an oven; they devour their rulers. All of their kings fall -- and none of them call on me!
and those who turn their backs on the Lord and do not want the Lord's help or guidance."
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
Take care not to refuse the one who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven?
They offer only superficial help for the harm my people have suffered. They say, 'Everything will be all right!' But everything is not all right!
It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with his father's wife. And you are proud! Shouldn't you have been deeply sorrowful instead and removed the one who did this from among you?
This is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I have not done wrong."
We have heard about Moab's pride, their great arrogance, their boasting, pride, and excess. But their boastful claims are empty!
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas" -- yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
The Lord who rules over all says this: "These people have said, 'The time for rebuilding the Lord's temple has not yet come.'"
"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?' You are offering improper sacrifices on my altar, yet you ask, 'How have we offended you?' By treating the table of the Lord as if it is of no importance! For when you offer blind animals as a sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer the lame and sick, is that not wrong as well? Indeed, try offering them to your governor! Will he be pleased with you or show you favor?" asks the Lord who rules over all.read more.
But now plead for God's favor that he might be gracious to us. "With this kind of offering in your hands, how can he be pleased with you?" asks the Lord who rules over all. "I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you. For from the east to the west my name will be great among the nations. Incense and pure offerings will be offered in my name everywhere, for my name will be great among the nations," says the Lord who rules over all. "But you are profaning it by saying that the table of the Lord is common and its offerings despicable. You also say, 'How tiresome it is.' You turn up your nose at it," says the Lord who rules over all, "and instead bring what is stolen, lame, or sick. You bring these things for an offering! Should I accept this from you?" asks the Lord. "There will be harsh condemnation for the hypocrite who has a valuable male animal in his flock but vows and sacrifices something inferior to the Lord. For I am a great king," says the Lord who rules over all, "and my name is awesome among the nations."
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
But they were indifferent and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.
Peter said to him, "If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!"
That servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know his master's will and did things worthy of punishment will receive a light beating. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked.
But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please excuse me.'
Already you are satisfied! Already you are rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you had become kings so that we could reign with you!
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot! So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth! Because you say, "I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing," but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,
Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.
Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you -- unless, indeed, you fail the test!
For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.
You complacent women, get up and listen to me! You carefree daughters, pay attention to what I say!
So now, listen to this, O one who lives so lavishly, who lives securely, who says to herself, 'I am unique! No one can compare to me! I will never have to live as a widow; I will never lose my children.' Both of these will come upon you suddenly, in one day! You will lose your children and be widowed. You will be overwhelmed by these tragedies, despite your many incantations and your numerous amulets.
On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten overly confident Ethiopia; panic will overtake them on the day of Egypt's doom; for beware -- it is coming!
So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall.
how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him,