money and worldly things
Closest related principles - Core Interrelations taken from interrelations below.
Relationship problems are caused by the bad things we do from the harmfulness in our hearts.
...Looking at women lustfully is adulterous and leads you into hell.
...You may really have to get a handle on the harmfulness in your heart in order not to get divorced.
...The harmer may take away your worldly things, burden you, or attack your dignity.
........So it's not easy because now you must lovingly offer yourself to them.
...Don't do your giving, good deeds, and praying to be seen by others, as the hypocrites do.
...Don't swear by God or anything else, simply say 'yes' or 'no'.
...We better ask God to help us quit doing all these things that are bad to do.
...We worship from start to end and along the way we overcome our frail harmful nature, after applying God's will to our life; giving up the worldly things and forgiving each other. (principles from MT5:21-6:15)
...You can't tell right from wrong when you're so caught up with running after money and worldly things.
...Only Jesus our Savior can distract us from our worldly pursuits; He provides.
...Once you start judging, you're going to have relationship problems.
...Some unbelievers may attack you when you tell them what you most highly value.
...If we love our unbelieving neighbors we'll ask God to heal them and He'll take action on their behalf.
...Better have some faith because they are going to need it.
...The way is narrow and you can't buck the system.
...After all is said and done you better have done what God said. (principles from MT6:19-7:29)
Some unbelievers deceive people away from the truth, from God Himself. They and their followers will be exposed and judged unfavorably, and what they did in private will be proclaimed to everyone. As for open harmfulness, God will take away the life of anyone who is greedy for possessions and a life of leisure. Give a large portion of your wealth to the poor, and don't wait. Be ready to meet the Lord. We all must repent or perish. Though the Lord is patient, our time does have a limit. (principles from LK11:53-13:9)
To begin with, repent, repent, repent of things like your preoccupation with money and worldly things. Turn, and forcefully do things in the other direction, toward the Lord. Recognize the harmful desires in your heart and value overcoming them (even though people may approve of them), showing the Lord you care about Him and His way of life, his everlasting principles. Divorcing your spouse and then marrying someone else is adultery (unless the one you divorced was maritally unfaithful, see MT 19:9); don't be insensitive to what Jesus says. Don't cause others to sin; there is a heavy price to pay. Forgive your brother when he repents. Humble serving is our duty. (principles from LK15:1-17:10)
"And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares [worries WU] and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection [maturity]." Lk 8:14
To do the work of God is to believe in Jesus, the One God sent to us to save us from sin (harm) and evil. That said, don't be insensitive to His communication toward you; He wants and can enable you to live like He does, and wants to keep you. Believe and be saved! Listen to and learn from what God says so you can tell the difference between right and wrong. This will help a lot, make it natural for you to home in as God draws you in to believing in Jesus, who came from Him, and be saved. Then God will live in you and He will enable you to succeed at applying His principles, overcoming all your harmful desires. (principles from JH6:25-6:65)
A believer's death may spawn the birth of other believers. Those who love having their sinful (harmful) nature and the ways of this world as part of their life, and set their hearts on pursuing worldly things, will die forever, while those who hate all this and serve the Lord instead, even though they may be persecuted to death, will find eternal life. To serve Jesus you must follow Jesus' path, and you will be honored by God the Father. Jesus draws us into eternal life in heaven. Those who do not keep Jesus' teachings (one is to believe in Him) do not know where their life is taking them. They do not produce the fruit of applying the principles of God, and will be condemned in the end. (principles from JH12:20-50)
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