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.
2 Corinthians 8:12
for what a man gives with a ready mind, according to his abilities, is well received; but not when he goes beyond his circumstances.
but I would not do any thing without your consent; that your benefaction might not appear any ways forc'd, but perfectly voluntary.
1 Peter 5:2
to exhort you to feed the flock of God, which is among you: to take care of it, voluntarily, without reluctance, not from any view to sordid gain, but out of real affection;
1 Corinthians 3:8
he that planteth, and he that watereth, have the same design: and each shall receive his proper reward, in proportion to his own labour.
he that receives a prophet in quality of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a just man, as such, shall receive the reward of the just.
1 Corinthians 9:16
for in barely preaching the gospel, I have nothing to glory in: because I am under an obligation to do it; yea, wo is unto me if I preach not the gospel.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let men consider us, as the ministers of Christ, who dispense the divine mysteries.
remember, I have forewarn'd you.
Jesus answered, if there be a faithful prudent steward, appointed by his master to give his domesticks their stated allowance; happy is such a servant,
on the contrary, when they perceived that I had the province of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, as Peter had that of preaching it to the Jews,
if so be you have heard of the charge, which God has graciously dispens'd to me for you Gentiles;
the others act from affection, as knowing that I suffer for having defended the gospel.
of which I have been established a minister, according to the charge which God has given me to preach his gospel faithfully among you. ---
1 Thessalonians 2:4
we preach the gospel just as God thought fit to intrust it with us, not being studious to please men, but God, who approves our sincerity.
1 Timothy 1:11
with the salutary doctrine of the gospel of immortality, which the blessed God committed to my trust.
so when you have done all that you were commanded to do, say, we are unprofitable servants; we have only done what was our duty to do.