Do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind.
You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.
Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? § Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him … The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. § You have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him … as the truth is in Jesus.
Rom. 12:2; Ex. 23:2; James 4:4; 2 Cor. 6:14–16;
1 John 2:15, 17; Eph. 2:2; 4:20–21
Man goes out to his work and to
his labor until the evening.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground. § We commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. § Aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. § The night is coming when no one can work.
Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. § Always [abound] in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
There remains … a rest for the people of God. § To us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day. § “This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing.”
Ps. 104:23; Gen. 3:19; 2 Thess. 3:10; 1 Thess. 4:11;
Eccl. 9:10; John 9:4; Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 15:58; Heb. 4:9; Matt. 20:12; Isa. 28:12