Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
1 Thessalonians 3:6
but Timothy, upon his arrival here from you, brings us the agreeable news of the perseverance of your faith and charity, that you always make honourable mention of us, and that you desire to see us as ardently as we do to see you.
2 Timothy 1:3
When I remember you, as I continually do in my prayers night and day, I give thanks to God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, after the example of my fore-fathers.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
nor do we fail of giving thanks to God continually, that, when you received the word of God, which we preach, you did not receive it as the doctrine of men, but as a doctrine that appears to be truly divine, by the influences it displays in you, who believe.
work not for the food which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto everlasting life, and which the son of man shall give unto you, for to him it is that the father, that is God, has given his credentials.
and by the writings of the prophets (according to the commandment of the eternal God) made known to all the Gentiles, to induce them to obey the faith:
1 Corinthians 15:58
therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye inflexibly steady, and continually surpass others in the work of the Lord, knowing that he will not leave your christian labour unrewarded.
for in the christian-dispensation, neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but an active benevolent faith.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are oblig'd, my brethren, to render thanks to God continually upon your account, as it is but just; since your faith still improves, and your mutual love is always increasing.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any of us by imitating their incredulity, should fall short thereof like them.
'Twas by faith that Noah being divinely warned of unforeseen events, with a religious concern built an ark to the preservation of his family; whereby the world became inexcusable, and he obtained the reward of that righteousness which is by faith.
just so faith, if it be not operative, is intirely lifeless.
your charitable offices, your faith, and your patience, and that your last works exceed the first.
if ye love me, keep my commandments.
your love to me will be in keeping my commandments: even as I love my father by keeping his commandments.
So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these do? yes, Lord, said he, you know that I love you. Jesus reply'd, feed my lambs.
salute Mary, who spared no trouble upon our account.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Social affection is patient, is kind; is a stranger to envy; is not insolently vain, nor arrogant: does not behave indecently,
2 Corinthians 5:14
to this I am urg'd by the love I bear to Christ, persuaded as I am, that if one died for all, then were all in a dying state: and that he died for all,
2 Corinthians 8:7
that as you excel in every thing, in faith, in language, mystical knowledge, in all virtue, and in your affection to us; I hope you will excel too in this charitable disposition.
for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.
and thank my God for the account I have of your faith in the Lord Jesus and the love you bear to all the saints;
for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give.
1 John 3:18
my dear children, let not our love be only in the language of our lips, but in the real effects of the heart.
1 John 5:3
for our love of God consists in the observation of his precepts: precepts that are far from being grievous.
I know thy works, thy labour, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those who are evil: thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, but are not; and hast found them lyars:
who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality;
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
for we are saved but by hope: but hope supposes things not yet present; for how can a man hope for what he has now in possession?
be joyful in hope; be patient under affliction; persevere in prayer;
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the holy spirit.
1 Corinthians 13:13
and now faith, hope, social virtue, these three will all remain; but the most permanent of the three is social virtue.
let us then not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we be not tired.
and after he had patiently waited, he obtained what was promised.
for it is necessary you should persevere, that after having perform'd what God has commanded, you may receive what he has promised.
that the bringing your faith to the test, produces constancy.
As for you, my brethren, bear your sufferings with constancy, till the advent of the Lord. the farmer, from the prospect of a golden crop, patiently expects the showers of the spring and the autumn.
1 John 3:3
he that hath such an expectation should purify himself, even as he is pure.
because you have kept my precept about patience, I also will keep you in the time of persecution, which shall happen to all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshment shall come from the presence of the Lord, who shall send Jesus Christ,
and said, "Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and God has approved thine alms.
2 Corinthians 2:17
for we are not like others, who adulterate the word of God; but we preach the pure gospel of Christ, as I receiv'd it from God, and as in the presence of God.
1 Timothy 2:3
for such offices are commendable, and agreeable to God our saviour,
the sheep) make you perfect in every virtue, to the accomplishment of his will: effecting that in you by Jesus Christ, which is agreeable to him: to whom be glory thro' all ages.
1 Peter 3:4
but in the internal qualities of the mind, in that purity, in that mild and dispassionate temper, which is so acceptable to the divine being.
1 John 3:21
beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we may securely confide in God.
by your perseverance you will save your souls.