No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer.
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
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 kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
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.
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
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!’