XIV. Materialism and Worldliness
Luke 16:15 - And he said to them, You justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
John 4:48 - Then Jesus said to him, Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.
Matthew 12:39 - But he answered them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:
Matthew 16:4 - A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall be no sign given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
Mark 8:12 - And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? truly I say to you, There shall be no sign given to this generation.
Luke 11:29 - And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: it seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
John 6:26 - Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the miraculous signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled.
Luke 10:41 - And Jesus answered her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things:
John 6:27 - Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for on him has God the Father set his seal.
Matthew 6:19 - Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal:
Matthew 6:20 - But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal:
Matthew 6:21 - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luke 9:60 - Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their own dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.
Matthew 13:3 - And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Matthew 13:7 - And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up, and choked them:
Matthew 13:22 - The seed sown among the thorns is he who hears the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
Mark 4:3 - Listen; Behold, a sower went out to sow:
Mark 4:7 - And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Mark 4:18 - And these are the ones who are like seed sown among thorns; they hear the word,
Mark 4:19 - And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust for other things enter in, and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Luke 8:14 - And the seed which fell among thorns are those, who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
Luke 14:16 - Then he said to him, A certain man made a great banquet, and invited many:
Luke 14:17 - And at the banquet time he sent his servant to say to those who were invited, Come; for everything is now ready.
Luke 14:18 - And they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and see it: Please excuse me.
Luke 14:19 - And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out: Please excuse me.
Luke 14:20 - And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
Luke 14:21 - So the servant returned, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the crippled, and the blind, and the lame.
Luke 14:22 - And the servant said, Lord, it has been done as you have commanded, and yet there is still room.
Luke 14:23 - And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and along the hedgerows, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:24 - For I say to you, That none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.
Luke 16:1 - And he also said to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that the steward was wasting his goods.
Luke 16:2 - And he called him, and said to him, What is this that I hear of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may no longer be steward.
Luke 16:3 - Then the steward said to himself, What shall I do? for my lord is taking away my stewardship: I am not strong enough to dig; and I am ashamed to beg.
Luke 16:4 - I know what to do, so that when I am put out of the stewardship, people will receive me into their houses.
Luke 16:5 - So he called in every one of his lord's debtors, and said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord?
Luke 16:6 - And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Luke 16:7 - Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write eighty.
Luke 16:8 - And the lord commended the dishonest steward, because he had acted shrewdly: for the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with own kind than are the children of light.
Luke 16:9 - And I say to you, Make friends for yourselves using worldly wealth; that, when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal habitations.
Matthew 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 16:13 - No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Luke 21:34 - And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with dissipation, and drunkenness, and the cares of this life, so that day comes upon you unexpectedly like a snare.
Matthew 24:38 - For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
Matthew 24:39 - And they did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
Luke 17:26 - As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall also be in the days of the Son of man.
Luke 17:27 - They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Luke 17:28 - It was the same in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
Luke 17:29 - But on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.