- 1 Cor. 9:25,27
"And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.
Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible... But I keep
under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have
preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."
- 2 Tim. 2:5
"And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive
- James 1:12
"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the Crown of Life, which the LORD hath promised to them that love Him."
- Phil. 4:5
"Let your moderation be known unto all men. The LORD is at hand."
- Luke 21:34
"And 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
- Mark 4:19
"And 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."
- 1 Thess. 5:4
"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that Day should overtake
you as a thief."
- Luke 12:29,30
"Seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful
mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father
knoweth that ye have need of these things."
- Prov. 23:4
"Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom."
- Luke 3:14
"Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with
- Prov. 15:27
"He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts
- Prov. 28:20
"A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste
to be rich shall not be innocent."
- Matt. 6:19-21
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
- 1 Tim. 6:6,8-9
"But Godliness with contentment is great gain... 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
- 1 Tim. 6:10,17
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted
after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows...
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in
uncertain riches, but in the living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy."
- Phil. 4:11-13
"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state
I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both
to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth
- Heb. 13:5
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such
things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
- 1 Cor. 7:29-31
"But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that
have wives be as though they had none; 30 And they that weep, as though they wept
not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though
they possessed not; 31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the
fashion of this world passeth away."
- 1 Cor. 8:13
"Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the
world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend."
- Titus 3:2
"To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness
unto all men."
- James 5:8-9
"Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the Coming of the LORD draweth
nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the
Judge standeth before the Door."
- 2 Pet. 3:9
"The LORD is not slack concerning His Promise, as some men count slackness;
but is Longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance."
- Eccl. 7:2
"It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting:
for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart."
- Titus 2:12
"Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world."
- 1 Pet. 5:8
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
- James 4:7
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee
- Matt. 26:40-41
"And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter,
What, could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter
not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
- Luke 22:46
"And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into
- Mark 13:33,36-37
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is...
Coming suddenly He find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."
- 1 Thess. 5:6-8
"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
let us, who are of the Day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love;
and for an helmet, the hope of Salvation."
- Matt. 24:48-50
"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My LORD delayeth His Coming;
shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The LORD of that
servant shall come in a Day when he looketh not for Him, and in an Hour that he is
not aware of."
- Rom. 13:11
"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
for now is our Salvation nearer than when we believed."
- 1 Pet. 4:7
"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch
- Heb. 10:25
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the Day approaching."
- 1 Pet. 1:13
"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the
end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
- 2 Tim. 4:7-8
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a Crown Of Righteousness,
which the LORD, The Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love His Appearing."
- Luke 21:36
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before
the Son of man."
"Whereby are given unto us Exceeding Great And Precious Promises:
that by These ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Godliness;
And to Godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound,
They make you that ye shall neither be barren nor
in the Knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:4-8
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