Turn my eyes
from looking at what is worthless;
give me life in Your ways.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
1 Corinthians 6:12
“Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be brought under the control of anything.
1 Corinthians 10:23
“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up.
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah
Lord, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in a time of distress,
the nations will come to You
from the ends of the earth, and they will say,
“Our fathers inherited only lies,
worthless idols of no benefit at all.”
1 Samuel 12:21
Don’t turn away to follow worthless things that can’t profit or deliver you; they are worthless.
you who rejoice over Lo-debar
and say, “Didn’t we capture Karnaim
for ourselves by our own strength?”
But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray,
for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.
Do not seek Bethel
or go to Gilgal
or journey to Beer-sheba,
for Gilgal will certainly go into exile,
and Bethel will come to nothing.