Hosea:8:12Though I put my law in writing for him in ten thousand rules, they are to him as a strange thing. See All...; Romans:1:1-32 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an Apostle by the selection of God, given authority as a preacher of the good news,  Of which God had given word before by his prophets in the holy Writings,  About his Son who, in the flesh, came from the family of David,  But was marked out as Son of God in power by the Holy Spirit through the coming to life again of the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord,  Through whom grace has been given to us, sending us out to make disciples to the faith among all nations, for his name:  Among whom you in the same way have been marked out to be disciples of Jesus Christ:  To all those who are in Rome, loved by God, marked out as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.  For God is my witness, whose servant I am in spirit in the good news of his Son, that you are at all times in my memory and in my prayers,  And that I am ever making prayers that God will give me a good journey to you.  For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;  That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.  You may be certain, my brothers, that it has frequently been in my mind to come to you (but till now I was kept from it), so that I might have some fruit from you in the same way as I have had it from the other nations.  I have a debt to Greeks and to the nations outside; to the wise and to those who have no learning.  For which reason I have the desire, as far as I am able, to give the knowledge of the good news to you who are in Rome.  For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek.  For in it there is the revelation of the righteousness of God from faith to faith: as it is said in the holy Writings, The man who does righteousness will be living by his faith.  For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;  Because the knowledge of God may be seen in them, God having made it clear to them.  For from the first making of the world, those things of God which the eye is unable to see, that is, his eternal power and existence, are fully made clear, he having given the knowledge of them through the things which he has made, so that men have no reason for wrongdoing:  Because, having the knowledge of God, they did not give glory to God as God, and did not give praise, but their minds were full of foolish things, and their hearts, being without sense, were made dark.  Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,  And by them the glory of the eternal God was changed and made into the image of man who is not eternal, and of birds and beasts and things which go on the earth.  For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:  Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.  For this reason God gave them up to evil passions, and their women were changing the natural use into one which is unnatural:  And in the same way the men gave up the natural use of the woman and were burning in their desire for one another, men doing shame with men, and getting in their bodies the right reward of their evil-doing.  And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;  Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others;  Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,  Without knowledge, not true to their undertakings, unkind, having no mercy:  Who, though they have knowledge of the law of God, that the fate of those who do these things is death, not only go on doing these things themselves, but give approval to those who do them.
See All...; 1 Timothy:6:17-19 Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;  And to do good, having wealth in good works, being quick to give, taking part with one another;  Making ready for themselves a safe place for the time to come, so that the true life may be theirs.
See All...; 1 Timothy:6:17Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use; See All...; Acts:2:1-47 And when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.  And they saw tongues, like flames of fire, coming to rest on every one of them.  And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.  Now there were living at Jerusalem, Jews, God-fearing men, from every nation under heaven.  And when this sound came to their ears, they all came together, and were greatly surprised because every man was hearing the words of the disciples in his special language.  And they were full of wonder and said, Are not all these men Galilaeans?  And how is it that every one of us is hearing their words in the language which was ours from our birth?  Men of Parthia, Media, and Elam, and those living in Mesopotamia, in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,  In Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews by birth and others who have become Jews,  Men of Crete and Arabia, to all of us they are talking in our different languages, of the great works of God.  And they were all surprised and in doubt saying to one another, What is the reason of this?  But others, making sport of them, said, They are full of new wine.  But Peter, getting up, with the eleven, said in a loud voice, O men of Judaea, and all you who are living in Jerusalem, take note of this and give ear to my words.  For these men are not overcome with wine, as it seems to you, for it is only the third hour of the day;  But this is the thing which was said by the prophet Joel;  And it will come about, in the last days, says God, that I will send out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will be prophets, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams:  And on my men-servants and my women-servants I will send my Spirit, and they will be prophets.  And wonders will be seen in heaven, and signs on the earth, blood and fire and smoke:  The sun will become dark and the moon will be turned to blood, before that great day of the Lord comes in glory:  And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.  Men of Israel, give ear to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man who had the approval of God, as was made clear to you by the great works and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves have knowledge,  Him, when he was given up, by the decision and knowledge of God, you put to death on the cross, by the hands of evil men:  But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.  For David said of him, I saw the Lord before my face at all times, for he is at my right hand, so that I may not be moved:  And for this cause my heart was glad and my tongue full of joy, and my flesh will be resting in hope:  For you will not let my soul be in hell and you will not give up your Holy One to destruction.  You have made me see the ways of life; I will be full of joy when I see your face.  My brothers, I may say to you openly that David came to his death, and was put in the earth, and his resting-place is with us today.  But being a prophet, and having in mind the oath which God had given to him, that of the fruit of his body one would take his place as a king,  He, having knowledge of the future, was talking of the coming again of Christ from the dead, that he was not kept in hell and his body did not see destruction.  This Jesus God has given back to life, of which we all are witnesses.  And so, being lifted up to the right hand of God, and having the Father's word that the Holy Spirit would come, he has sent this thing, which now you see and have knowledge of.  For David has not gone up into heaven, but says, himself, The Lord said to my Lord, Be seated at my right hand,  Till I put all those who are against you under your feet.  For this reason, let all Israel be certain that this Jesus, whom you put to death on the cross, God has made Lord and Christ.  Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?  And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.  For the word of God is for you and for your children and for all those who are far off, even all those who may be marked out by the Lord our God.  And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.  Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.  And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.  But fear came on every soul: and all sorts of wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.  And all those who were of the faith kept together, and had all things in common;  And exchanging their goods and property for money, they made division of it among them all, as they had need.  And day by day, going in agreement together regularly to the Temple and, taking broken bread together in their houses, they took their food with joy and with true hearts,  Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
See All...; John:3:1-36 Now there was among the Pharisees a man named Nicodemus, who was one of the rulers of the Jews.  He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.  Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you, Without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?  Jesus said in answer, Truly, I say to you, If a man's birth is not from water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God.  That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.  Do not be surprised that I say to you, It is necessary for you to have a second birth.  The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit.  And Nicodemus said to him, How is it possible for these things to be?  And Jesus, answering, said, Are you the teacher of Israel and have no knowledge of these things?  Truly, I say to you, We say that of which we have knowledge; we give witness of what we have seen; and you do not take our witness to be true.  If you have no belief when my words are about the things of earth, how will you have belief if my words are about the things of heaven?  And no one has ever gone up to heaven but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man.  As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:  So that whoever has faith may have in him eternal life.  For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.  God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.  The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.  And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.  The light is hated by everyone whose acts are evil and he does not come to the light for fear that his acts will be seen.  But he whose life is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his acts have been done by the help of God.  After these things Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judaea, and there he was with them for some time, giving baptism.  Now John was then giving baptism at Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people came and were given baptism.  For at this time John had not been put into prison.  Then a question came up between John's disciples and a Jew about washing.  And they went to John and said to him, Rabbi, the man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, the man to whom you gave witness, is now giving baptism, and everyone is going to him.  And this was John's answer: A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven.  You yourselves give witness that I said, I am not the Christ. What I said was, I am sent before the Christ.  He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.  He has to become greater while I become less.  He who comes from heaven is greater than all others: he who comes from earth is of the earth, and of the earth are his words: he who comes from heaven is over all.  He gives witness of what he has seen and of what has come to his ears; and no man takes his witness as true.  He who so takes his witness has made clear his faith that God is true.  For he whom God has sent says God's words; and God does not give him the Spirit by measure.  The Father has love for the Son and has put all things into his hands.  He who has faith in the Son has eternal life; but he who has not faith in the Son will not see life; God's wrath is resting on him.
See All...; Luke:16:1And another time he said to the disciples, There was a certain man of great wealth who had a servant; and it was said to him that this servant was wasting his goods. See All...; Matthew:6:19-21 Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.  But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:  For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.
See All...; Isaiah:64:6For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away. See All...; Deuteronomy:8:18But keep in mind the Lord your God: for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth, so that he may give effect to the agreement which he made by his oath with your fathers, as at this day. See All...;