Bible verses about "popularity" | WNT

1 Peter 5:8

8 Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.

James 4:4

4 You unfaithful women, do you not know that friendship with the world means enmity to God? Therefore whoever is bent on being friendly with the world makes himself an enemy to God.

James 2:1-13

1 My brethren, you must not make distinctions between one man and another while you are striving to maintain faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our glory. 2 For suppose a man comes into one of your meetings wearing gold rings and fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man wearing shabby clothes, 3 and you pay court to the one who wears the fine clothes, and say, "Sit here; this is a good place;" while to the poor man you say, "Stand there, or sit on the floor at my feet;" 4 is it not plain that in your hearts you have little faith, seeing that you have become judges full of wrong thoughts? 5 Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him? 6 But *you* have put dishonour upon the poor man. Yet is it not the rich who grind you down? Are not they the very people who drag you into the Law courts? -- 7 and the very people who speak evil of the noble Name by which you are called? 8 If, however, you are keeping the Law as supreme, in obedience to the Commandment which says "YOU ARE TO LOVE YOUR FELLOW MAN JUST AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF," you are acting rightly. 9 But if you are making distinctions between one man and another, you are guilty of sin, and are convicted by the Law as offenders. 10 A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all. 11 For He who said, "DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," also said, "DO NOT COMMIT MURDER," and if you are a murderer, although not an adulterer, you have become an offender against the Law. 12 Speak and act as those should who are expecting to be judged by the Law of freedom. 13 For he who shows no mercy will have judgement given against him without mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgement.

Luke 6:26

26 "Alas for you when men shall all have spoken well of you; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the false Prophets!

Romans 12:2

2 And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.

Luke 14:7-14

7 Then, when He noticed that the invited guests chose the best seats, He used this as an illustration and said to them, 8 "When any one invites you to a wedding banquet, do not take the best seat, lest perhaps some more honoured guest than you may have been asked, 9 and the man who invited you both will come and will say to you, 'Make room for this guest,' and then you, ashamed, will move to the lowest place. 10 On the contrary, when you are invited go and take the lowest place, that when your host comes round he may say to you, 'My friend, come up higher.' This will be doing you honour in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For whoever uplifts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be uplifted. 12 Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbours, lest perhaps they should invite you in return and a requital be made you. 13 But when you entertain, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind; 14 and you will be blessed, because they have no means of requiting you, but there will be requital for you at the Resurrection of the righteous."

Luke 9:25

25 Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self.

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