Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
1 Chronicles 28:9
Thou, therefore, Solomon my son, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for, all hearts, doth Yahweh search, and, every devised purpose, doth he understand, - If thou seek him, He will be found of thee, but, if thou forsake him, He will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 29:5
Of gold for the gold, and of silver for the silver, and for all manner of work in the hand of artificers, - Who then is ready to offer willingly, by filling his hand to-day, unto Yahweh?
And the people bestowed a blessing on all the men, who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
Then heard I the voice of My Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said - Here am I - send me.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For, if the forwardness is set forth, according to what one may have, he is well approved, not according to what one hath not.
But, apart from thy mind, I wished to do, nothing, that, not as by necessity, thy goodness should be, but, by choice.
1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd the beloved flock of God, which is among you, - not by compulsion, but by choice, nor yet for base gain, but of a ready mind, -
1 Corinthians 3:8
Moreover, he that planteth and he that watereth, are one: - howbeit, each one, his own reward, shall receive, - according to his own labour.
He that giveth welcome unto a prophet, in the name of a prophet, the reward of a prophet, shall receive; and, he that giveth welcome unto a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, the reward of a righteous man, shall receive; -
And he said - Pardon, O My Lord! send, I pray thee by the hand of him whom thou wilt send -
Therefore I say - I will not mention him Neither will I speak any more in his name, But then it becometh in my heart as a fire that burneth, Shut up in my bones, - And I am weary of restraint and cannot refrain.
So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away, - and I went bitterly, in the rage of my spirit, but the hand of Yahweh upon me was strong.
But Jonah arose to flee unto Tarshish, away from the presence of Yahweh, - and went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish, so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish,, away from the presence of Yahweh.
And it was vexing unto Jonah, with a great vexation, - and it angered him.
Who is there, even among you, that will shut the doors, so as not to set light to mine altar, for nothing? I can take no pleasure in you, saith Yahweh of hosts, and, your present, can I not accept at your hand.
1 Corinthians 9:16
For, if I be telling the glad-message, it is, with me, no matter of boasting; for, necessity, upon me, lieth, - for it is, Woe to me, if I should not be telling the glad-message;
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man, so, be reckoning of us, as officers of Christ, and stewards of sacred secrets of God.
Lo! I have foretold you.
And the Lord said - Who then is the faithful steward, the prudent one, whom the lord will appoint over his body of attendants, to be giving, in due season, the measured allowance of wheat?
But, on the contrary, - when they saw that I had been entrusted with the glad-message to the uncircumcision, even as, Peter, with that to the circumcision,
If at least ye have heard of the administration of the favour of God which hath been given unto me for you,
But, those, out of faction, are declaring, the Christ, not purely - supposing to rouse up, tribulation, with my bonds.
Of which, I, have become minister - according to the administration of God which hath been given unto me to you-ward, to fill up the word of God,
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But, even as we have been approved by God, to be entrusted with the glad-message, so, we speak, - not as, unto men, giving pleasure, but unto God - who proveth our hearts.
1 Timothy 1:11
According to the glad-message of the glory of the happy God, with which entrusted am, I.
Thus, ye also, when ye have done all the things enjoined upon you, say - Unprofitable servants, are we, - What we were bound to do, we have done!