Love, Abuse Of
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Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men; For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have 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 God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--
And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left."
"They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men.
"Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.
who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
"You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
"For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.
forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
- Ambition, negative aspects of
- Attitudes, Of Christians To The World
- Commitment, to the world
- Covetousness, Example Of
- Knowing God's Will
- Losing One's Life
- Love, Nature Of
- Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin
- Money, Attitudes To
- Pride, Evil Of
- Pride, Examples Of
- Seeking Honour
- Self Exaltation
- Selfishness, Shown In
- Spiritual Warfare, Enemies In