No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’