Bible verses about "opportunities" | MSTC

Ezekiel 3:19

19 Nevertheless, if thou give warning unto the wicked: and he yet forsake not his ungodliness - Then shall he die in his own wickedness, but thou hast discharged thy soul.

Luke 12:47

47 The servant that knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

John 13:25-28

25 He then, as he leaned on Jesus' breast, said unto him, "Lord who is it?" 26 Jesus answered, "He it is to whom I give a sop, when I have dipped it." And he wet a sop, and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon's son. 27 And after the sop, Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou dost, do quickly." 28 That wist no man at the table, for what intent he spake unto him.

Acts 2:38

38 Peter said unto them, "Repent, and be baptised every one of of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the holy ghost.

Ephesians 5:11

11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather rebuke them.

Psalms 100:3

3 Be ye sure, that the LORD he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are but his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Proverbs 1:24-33

24 Seeing then that I have called, and ye refused it: I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded it, 25 but all my counsels have ye despised and set my corrections to naught. 26 Therefore shall I also laugh in your destruction, and mock you, when the thing that ye fear cometh upon you: 27 even when the thing that ye be afraid of, falleth in suddenly like a storm, and your misery like a tempest: yea, when trouble and heaviness cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not hear: they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. 29 And that because they hated knowledge, and received not the fear of the LORD, 30 but abhorred my counsel, and despised my correction. 31 Therefore shall they eat the fruits of their own way, and be filled with their own counsels: 32 for the turning away of the unwise shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall be their own destruction. 33 But who so hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and have enough without any fear of evil."

Proverbs 10:5

5 Whoso gathereth in summer is wise; but he that is sluggish in harvest, bringeth himself to confusion.

Jeremiah 8:20

20 The harvest is gone, the Summer hath an end, and we are not helped.

Luke 19:12-27

12 He said therefore, "A certain noble man went into a far country, to receive him a kingdom, and then to come again. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, saying unto them, 'Buy and sell till I come.' 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent messengers after him, saying, 'We will not have this man to reign over us.' 15 And it came to pass, when he was come again and had received his kingdom, he commanded these servants, to be called to him, to whom he gave his money, to know what every man had done. 16 Then came the first saying, 'Lord, thy pound hath increased ten pounds.' 17 And he said unto him, 'Well good servant, because thou wast faithful in a very little thing; Take thou authority over ten cities.' 18 And the other came saying, 'Lord, thy pound hath increased five pounds.' 19 And to the same he said, 'And be thou also ruler over five cities.' 20 And the third came, and said, 'Lord, behold here thy pound, which I have kept in a napkin, 21 for I feared thee, because thou art a strait man: thou takest up that thou laidst not down; And reapest that thou didst not sow.' 22 And he said unto him, 'Of thine own mouth judge I thee, thou evil servant. Knowest thou that I am a strait man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow? 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank? That at my coming should I might have required mine own, with vantage.' 24 And he said to them that stood by, 'Take from him that pound, and give it him that hath ten pounds.' 25 And they said unto him, 'Lord he hath ten pounds.' 26 'I say unto you, that unto all them that have, it shall be given: and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken from him. 27 Moreover, those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.'"

1 John 4:1

1 Ye beloved, believe not every spirit: but prove the spirits whether they be of God, or not: for many false prophets are gone out in to the world.

Luke 14:16-24

16 Then said he to him, "A certain man ordained a great supper, and bade many; 17 and sent his servant at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, come: for all things are now ready. 18 And they all at once began to make excuse. The first said unto him, 'I have bought a farm, and I must needs go and see it, I pray thee have me excused.' 19 And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to prove them, I pray thee have me excused.' 20 The third said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' 21 And the servant went again, and brought his master word thereof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and quarters of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.' 22 And the servant said, 'Lord it is done as thou commandedst, and yet there is room.' 23 And the Lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.'"

2 Peter 3:9

9 The Lord is not slack to fulfill his promise as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.

Ephesians 5:16

16 redeeming the time: for the days are evil.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went to meet the bridegroom: 2 five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The foolish took their lamps, but took none oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil with them in their vessels with their lamps also. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, all slumbered and slept. 6 And even at midnight, there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go out against him.' 7 Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil, for our lamps go out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, 'Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you, but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut up. 11 Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, 'Master, master open to us.' 12 But he answered, and said, 'Verily I say unto you: I know you not.' 13 Look that ye watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor yet the hour, when the son of man shall come. 14 "Likewise, as a certain man, ready to take his journey to a strange country, called his servants to him, and delivered to them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one: to every man after his ability, and straightway departed. 16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and bestowed them, and won other five talents. 17 Likewise, he that received two gained other two. 18 But he that received the one, went and digged a pit in the earth and hid his master's money. 19 After a long season, the Lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. 20 Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five talents saying, 'Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: Behold, I have gained with them five talents more.' 21 Then his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter in into thy master's joy.' 22 Also, he that received two talents came, and said, 'Master, thou deliveredest unto me two talents: Behold, I have won two other talents with them.' 23 And his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: go in into thy master's joy.' 24 Then he which had received the one talent came also, and said, 'Master, I considered that thou wast a hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not, 25 and was therefore afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: Behold, thou hast thine own.' 26 His master answered, and said unto him, 'Thou evil servant and slothful, thou knowest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have had my money to the changers, and then at my coming should I have received my mine own with vantage. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every man that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. And from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. 30 And cast that unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 31 "When the son of man shall cometh in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his glory 32 and before him shall be gathered all nations. And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats. 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left hand. 34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed children of my father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. 35 For I was a hungered, and ye gave me meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me. I was naked and ye clothed me. 36 I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came unto me.' 37 Then shall the righteous answer him saying, 'Master, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? Or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee harborless, and lodged thee? Or naked and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison and came unto thee?' 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.' 41 Then shall the King say unto them that shall be on the left hand, 'Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was a hungered, and ye gave me no meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me not. 43 I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.' 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, 'Master, when saw we thee a hungered, or athirst, or harborless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and have not ministered unto thee?' 45 Then shall he answer them, and say, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.' 46 And these shall go into everlasting pain: And the righteous into life eternal.

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