Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.
2 Peter 1:4
It is by means of these that He has granted us His precious and wondrous promises, in order that through them you may, one and all, become sharers in the very nature of God, having completely escaped the corruption which exists in the world through earthly cravings.
2 Peter 3:14
Therefore, dear friends, since you have these expectations, earnestly seek to be found in His presence, free from blemish or reproach, in peace.
if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.
For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.
For we have, all alike, become sharers with Christ, if we really hold our first confidence firm to the End;
2 Peter 3:17
You, therefore, dear friends, having been warned beforehand, must continually be on your guard so as not to be led astray by the false teaching of immoral men nor fall from your own stedfastness.
And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,
Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour.
having the roots of your being firmly planted in Him, and continually building yourselves up in Him, and always being increasingly confirmed in the faith as you were taught it, and abounding in it with thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
and as for you, may the Lord teach you to love one another and all men, with a growing and a glowing love, resembling our love for you.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Moreover, brethren, as you learnt from our lips the lives which you ought to live, and do live, so as to please God, we beg and exhort you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live them more and more truly.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
Unceasing thanks are due from us to God on your behalf, brethren. They are appropriate because your faith is growing greatly, and the love of every one of you for all the others goes on increasing.
1 Corinthians 16:10
If Timothy pays you a visit, see that he is free from fear in his relations with you; for he is engaged in the Master's work just as I am.
"What are we to do," they asked, "in order to carry out the things that God requires?"
because it was for the sake of Christ's work that he came so near death, hazarding, as he did, his very life in endeavouring to make good any deficiency that there might be in your gifts to me.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
For we never fail to remember your works of faith and labours of love and your persistent and unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father;
who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works.
fully equip you with every grace that you may need for the doing of His will, producing in us that which will truly please Him through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory to the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
1 Corinthians 3:8
Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.
Let us not abate our courage in doing what is right; for in due time we shall reap a reward, if we do not faint.
For God is not unjust so that He is unmindful of your labour and of the love which you have manifested towards Himself in having rendered services to His people and in still rendering them.
I am alarmed about you, and am afraid that I have perhaps bestowed labour upon you to no purpose.
holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason I also, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost.
"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives Him who sent me.
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit upon His glorious throne,
being filled with these fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ-- to the glory and praise of God.
Through Him, then, let us continually lay on the altar a sacrifice of praise to God, namely, the utterance of lips that give thanks to His Name.