Scriptures on "Worldly"
Riches, Beware of
Do not love the
world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of
the Father is not in him.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1 Peter 2:11)
As long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6)
For everything in the world - the cravings of
sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and
does - comes not from the Father but from the world.
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36)
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:17)
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:7-8)
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. (2 Corinthians 5:16)
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
You have lived on earth in luxury and
self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.
What is highly valuable among men is detestable in God's sight. (Luke 16:15)
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
**Copyright, 2002, Brian Campbell (Permission is granted to copy for personal use only.)