Perils Of Luxury
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and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.
If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence! If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.
Enjoin on those rich in the present age not to be high-minded, nor to trust on the uncertainty of riches; but in the God who affords us all things richly for our enjoyment;
Then Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked Thou art waxen fat, Thou art grown thick, And thou art covered with fatness; He gave up +God who made him, And lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
And he that is sown among the thorns this is he who hears the word, and the anxious care of this life, and the deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
For the love of money is the root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;
wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth away as an eagle towards the heavens.
for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown endure from generation to generation?
Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you. Your wealth is become rotten, and your garments moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in the last days.
So much as she has glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so much torment and grief give to her. Because she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and I am not a widow; and I shall in no wise see grief: for this reason in one day shall her plagues come, death and grief and famine, and she shall be burnt with fire; for strong is the Lord God who has judged her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication, and lived luxuriously with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
- Commitment, to the world
- Covetousness, Nature of
- False Confidence
- Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin
- Money, Attitudes To
- Rich, The
- Riches, Dangers Of
- Riches, Description Of
- Riches, Nature Of
- Satisfied With Riches
- Short Time Till The End