He said to them, "See to it and be on your guard against every form of covetousness, for not even when one has a superabundance is his life from the things he owns."
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?
Who is wise and intelligent among you? Let him show out of the noble life that he lives his works in wise gentleness.
25 "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your physical life \'97 what you are to eat or what you are to drink; nor about your body \'97 what you are to wear. Is not the life more than the food and the body more than the clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow nor reap nor gather into barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 But who of you by being anxious can add to his height one foot?
He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him."
For "He who would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
He must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
I have been crucified with Christ. I am living, yet no longer I, but Christ is living in me. The life that I am now living in flesh I am living by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Follow after peace with all men and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.
Jesus said to him, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
This is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ.
and to be ambitious to lead a quiet life and to mind each his own business and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.
Thus you will live becomingly in the sight of outsiders and will have need of nothing.
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.
Do not follow the fashions of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your minds so as to recognize what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
for we walk by faith, not by sight \'97
Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has been tested he will gain the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord and not for men,
for you know that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. You are slaves to the Lord Christ.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is life eternal in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Jesus said to her, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me even though he dies will live,
and no one who lives and believes in me will ever die. Do you believe this?"
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.
34 Then he called the crowd along with his disciples and said to them, "If any one wishes to come after me, let him disown himself and take up his cross and follow me.
35 Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake and the sake of the good news will save it.
36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?
37 For what could a man give to buy back his soul?
38 Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with his holy angels."
Be strictly careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise.
Buy up the opportunity, because these are evil days.