Ecclesiastes 2:12 AMP – So I turned to consider [secular] wisdom, madness, and folly; for what will the man do who succeeds the king? Nothing except what has already been done.
Ecclesiastes 2:21 AMP – For there is a man who has labored with wisdom and knowledge and skill, yet gives his legacy to one who has not labored for it. This too is vanity and a great evil.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 AMP – For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who pleases God. This too is vanity and chasing after the wind.
Isaiah 43:19 KJV – Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
James 5:8 AMP – You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.
James 5:2 AMP – Your wealth has rotted and is ruined and your [fine] clothes have become moth-eaten.
James 5:1 AMP – Come [quickly] now, you rich [who lack true faith and hoard and misuse your resources], weep and howl over the miseries [the woes, the judgments] that are coming upon you.
James 4:17 AMP – So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.
James 4:11 AMP – Believers, do not speak against or slander one another. He who speaks [self-righteously] against a brother or judges his brother [hypocritically], speaks against the Law and judges the Law. If you judge the Law, you are not a doer of the Law but a judge of it.
James 4:6-7 AMP:
6 – But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].”
7 – So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you.