Love, Abuse Of
Most Relevant Verses
Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not [only] for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't brag and lie in defiance of the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.
Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field until there is no more room and you alone are left in the land.
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; is not boastful; is not conceited;
Don't brag about yourself before the king, and don't stand in the place of the great; for it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here!" than to demote you in plain view of a noble.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment;
Why have I seen [this]? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are crushed, they flee headlong, they never look back, terror is on every side! [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
"Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says: Your heart is proud, and you have said: I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods in the heart of the sea. Yet you are a man and not a god, though you have regarded your heart as that of a god.
"What do you want?" He asked her. "Promise," she said to Him, "that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right and the other on Your left, in Your kingdom."
They love the place of honor at banquets, the front seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi' by people.
"Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes and who love greetings in the marketplaces, the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God's sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.
Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
"You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert [justice].
What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life? What can a man give in exchange for his life?
What is a man benefited if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself?
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.
To please the recruiter, no one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of everyday life.
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
Adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy.
For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.
for Demas has deserted me, because he loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
Place no trust in oppression, or false hope in robbery. If wealth increases, pay no attention to it.
He then told them, "Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life is not in the abundance of his possessions."
When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak."
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe, her priests teach for payment, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean on the Lord, saying, "Isn't the Lord among us? No calamity will overtake us."
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and scoffing at Him.
He didn't say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.
By abandoning the straight path, they have gone astray and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
so that all will be condemned-those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
- 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