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the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Rom. viii. 13.
They that are Christ's, have crucified the flesh, with its affections and lusts. Gal.
Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke xii. 15.
Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we shall carry nothing out. And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content; but they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. I Tim. vi. 6, 7, 8, 9.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God;
who giveth us all things richly to enjoy. That they do good; that they be rich in good works; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. i Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.
Here we have no continuing city, but seek one to come. Heb. xiii. 14.
As strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Heb. xi. 13.
What is your life? it is a vapour, that appeareth a little time, and then vanisheth away. Jam. iv. 14.
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment. Heb. ix. 27.
Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world. II Cor. i. 12.
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence, towards God, and towards men. Acts xxiv. 16.
If our hearts condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God. I John iii.
Let him that thinketh he standeth (or shall stand) take heed lest he fall. 1 Cor. X. 12.
Thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear. Rom. xi. 20. Watch and
ye enter not into temptation. The Spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matt. xxvi. 41.
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what you are able; but will, with the temptation, make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. I Cor. x. 13.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds : casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. I1 Cor. x. 3, 4, 5.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for the Lord. Luke xii. 35, 36.
The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth : They that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John v. 28, 29.
Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life; and so that day come upon you unawares. Luke xxi. 34.
The cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. Mark iv. 19.
In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit. John xv. 8.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt. vii. 19.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. John xv. 2.
Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come; who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart. I Cor. iv. 5.
All the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and heart; and I will give to every one of you according to your works. Rev. ii. 23.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and manifest myself to him. If a man love me, he will keep my words. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John xiv. 15, 21, 23, 24, and xv. 14.
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