watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. But the end of all
things is at hand."
"Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."
Watch out for
Take heed that no one deceives you. For
come in My name, saying,
I am the Christ,
and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors
of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things
must come to pass, but the end is not yet."
cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of
men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not
according to Christ." Colossians
"For such are
false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves
into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself
transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is
no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves
into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according
to their works."
"For the time
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, because they have
itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and
they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be
turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all
thoughts, words and actions.
take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.
... take heed
to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day
come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all
those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch
therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to
escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of Man.
watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is."
can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is
it you do not discern this time? Yes, and why, even of
yourselves, do you not judge what is right?" Luke 12:56-57
gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your
hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at
the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not
conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your
ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also
be holy in all your conduct, because it is written,
"Be holy, for I am holy."
stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that
you do be done with love."
and beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees and the
"Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that in heaven j their angels always k see
the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man
has come to save that which was lost."
Take heed and beware of covetousness, for ones life does
not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.
"Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you,
rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things
have fervent love for one another, for 'love will cover a
multitude of sins.'"
for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made
known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through