“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
“Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4), says James, the brother of JESUS.
JESUS says: “[NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME], Lord, Lord, [SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN]; but [HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN]” (Matthew 7:21).
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find [FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
The Apostle Paul said: “For ye are all the [CHILDREN OF GOD] by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).
“[WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US WITH AN HOLY CALLING], not according to our works, but [ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE], which was [GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN]” (2 Timothy 1:9).
“Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. [BUT NOW WE SEE NOT YET ALL THINGS PUT UNDER HIM]” (Hebrews 2:8).
“NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN” (Hebrews 11:1).
“[FOR WE ARE SAVED BY HOPE: BUT HOPE THAT IS SEEN IS NOT HOPE]: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? [BUT IF WE HOPE FOR THAT WE SEE NOT, THEN DO WE WITH PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT]” (Romans 8:22-25).
“[LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE, AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST]” (Titus 2:13).
“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]” (2 Timothy 4:8).
“Jesus Christ the same [YESTERDAY], and [TODAY], and [FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) also says: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and [NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE], and [FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT]” (Matthew 7:13–14).
“For many are called, but [FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“[LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH], where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. [FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO]” (Matthew 6:19-21).
“Truth shall spring out of the earth; and [RIGHTEOUSNESS] shall look down from [HEAVEN]” (Psalm 85:11).
“THEN COMETH THE END, when he shall have [DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER]; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
In glory of the the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.