What is unseen

   
What is unseen  
   
   
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  
What is seen

  • Mammon of unrighteousness
  • Unrighteous mammon
  • That which is another man’s

What is unseen

  • Everlasting habitations
  • True riches
  • That which is your own

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

 

 
   

Luke 16

 
 1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.  
 2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.  
 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.  
 4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.  
 5So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?  
 6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.  
 7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.  
 8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.  
 9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. Mammon of unrighteousness

Everlasting Habitations

 10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  
 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? Handling worldly wealth

Entrusted with true riches

 12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? Faithful in someone else’s property

Receive one’s own riches

 13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon

God

 

   
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 
What is seen

  • Justification of men
  • That which is highly esteemed among men
  • The law and the prophets

What is unseen

  • Justification of God
  • Abomination in the sight of God
  • Kingdom of God

 

 
 14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.  
 15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. God’s sight / Men’s sight

Esteemed among men / Abomination to God

 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. The Law and the Prophets / The kingdom of God
 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.  
 18Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.  
   
   
What is seen

  • Good things
  • Bad things

What is unseen

  • Comfort, Reward
  • Torment, Recompense
 
 19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:  
 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,  
 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  
 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;  
 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  
 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  
 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Good things / Bad things

Comfort / Torment

 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  
 27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:  
 28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  
   
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 
What is seen

Moses and the Prophets

What is unseen

Resurrected Jesus Christ

 
 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  
 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  
 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.  
   
   
   
   

Hebrews 12

 
 1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  
 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  
 3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  
 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  
 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:  
 6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  
 7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  
 8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  
 9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?  
 10For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.  
 11Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.  
 12Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;  
 13And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.  
 14Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  
 15Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;  
 16Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.  
 17For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.  
 18For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,  
 19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:  
 20(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:  
 21And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)  
 22But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  
 23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  
 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.  
 25See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:  
 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.  
 27And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.  
 28Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:  
 29For our God is a consuming fire.  
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