Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2 Corinthians 8:8
I am not saying this by way of command, but to test by the standard of other men's earnestness the genuineness of your love also.
Any one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
But neither of them could pay anything; so he freely forgave them both. Tell me, then, which of them will love him most?"
He who has my commandments and obeys them--he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him."
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Master," was his answer; "you know that you are dear to me." "Then feed my lambs," replied Jesus.
1 Corinthians 16:22
If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.
as it is grasped by all God's people, of the breadth and length, the height and depth--
May grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with perfect sincerity.
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.
1 Peter 1:8
Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,
But they pressed Him to remain with them. "Because," said they, "it is getting towards evening, and the day is nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
But Peter and John replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God.
just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."
The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and exclaimed, "Look, that is the Lamb of God who is to take away the sin of the world!
You do not reflect that it is to your interest that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
1 Timothy 2:6
who gave Himself as the redemption price for all--a fact testified to at its own appointed time,
But Jesus--who was made a little inferior to the angels in order that through God's grace He might taste death for every human being--we already see wearing a crown of glory and honour because of His having suffered death.
1 John 2:1
Dear children, I write thus to you in order that you may not sin. If any one sins, we have an Advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ the righteous;
2 Corinthians 3:7
If, however, the service that proclaims death--its code being engraved in writing upon stones--came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily on the face of Moses because of the brightness of his face--a vanishing brightness;
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.
"In most solemn truth I tell you that a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live.
"I am the Resurrection and the Life," said Jesus; "he who believes in me, even if he has died, he shall live;
But God's free gift immeasurably outweighs the transgression. For if through the transgression of the one individual the mass of mankind have died, infinitely greater is the generosity with which God's grace, and the gift given in His grace which found expression in the one man Jesus Christ, have been bestowed on the mass of mankind.
For not one of us lives to himself, and not one dies to himself.
To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins,
And to you--dead as you once were in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your natural state--He has nevertheless given Life with Himself, having forgiven us all our transgressions.
1 Timothy 5:6
but a pleasure-loving widow is dead even while still alive.
For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
1 John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil one.