Do Not Cling To This World

I shall say to myself, "Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!" But God said to him, 'You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?' (Luke 12:19-20)

For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. (1 Timothy 6:7)

Store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (Matthew 6:20-21)

Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world." (John 18:36)

What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life? (Matthew 16:26)

Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me." (Matthew 19:21)

For all that is in the world, sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life, is not from
the Father but is from the world. Yet the world and its enticement are passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains forever. (1 John 2:16-17)

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galations 6:14)

I have told you this so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." (John 16:33)

Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. (1 John 5:4)

I gave them Your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. I do not ask that You take them out of the world but that You keep them from the evil one. (John 17:14-15)



(c) Paul Buis, 2005