19 but the worries and cares of the world
[the distractions of this age with its worldly pleasures],
and the deceitfulness [and the false security or glamour] of wealth
[or fame], and the passionate desires for all the other things creep in and
choke out the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God
[who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God,
to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
16 For where envy and self-seeking exist,
confusion and every evil thing are there.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”