Those things we consider as belonging to the world also perish with the world.
World. The biblical concept of world falls into five categories: the physical world, the human world, the moral world, the temporal world, and the coming world.
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Matthew 6:19–21 (NIV)
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
It would be beneficial to recognize what belongs to the world. Then we can make much better decisions of investment...
1 Corinthians 6:9–11 (NIV)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Those things we do in the world: the physical world, the human world, the moral world, the temporal world, will have implications for you in the coming world.
1 Corinthians 15:50 (NIV)
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Galatians 5:19–21 (NIV)
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
We will be judged according to the things that belong to us...
The words we speak (words/ mouth)
Matthew 12:36 (NIV)
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,
The things we do (deeds)
Revelation 20:13 (NIV)
And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.
The things we think (mind)
Romans 2:15–16 (NIV)
They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Simply, that which belongs to God is everything.
Moses proclaims to the newly founded nation of Israel...
Exodus 9:29 (NIV)
Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the LORD. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD’s.
Exodus 19:5 (NIV)
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;
In an effort to convince Israel of the providential care of God he states...
Deuteronomy 10:14 (NIV)
Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.
Job receives from God an Oracle of understanding from the Lord Himself...
Job 41:11 (NIV)
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
David as Psalmist reveals...
Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
The Psalmist Asaph declares...
Psalm 50:7–12 (NIV)
“Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.
A Maskil (absolute) of Ethan the Ezrahite...
Psalm 89:11 (NIV)
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
Paul confirms to the church in Corinth...
Corinthians 10:26 (NIV)
For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”