No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’