Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Though i bestow
Though i give
Though i bestow
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
They do all their deeds to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries wide and their tassels long.
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
But Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I now give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times as much!"
He said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.
Though i give
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to King Nebuchadnezzar, "We do not need to give you a reply concerning this.
On that day, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and do many powerful deeds?'
Peter said to him, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!"
No one has greater love than this -- that one lays down his life for his friends.
Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be tied up, but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die.
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.
I will denounce your so-called righteousness and your deeds, but they will not help you.
"'But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you.
The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
1 Timothy 4:8
For "physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come."
Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?