Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For ye, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus: for ye also suffered the same things of your own countrymen, even as they did of the Jews;
1 Thessalonians 3:3
that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye grieved; for the joy of Jehovah is your strength.
and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.
And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.
Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?
I know thy tribulation, and thy poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews, and they art not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 9:11
ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.
Howbeit there shall be no poor with thee; (for Jehovah will surely bless thee in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it;)
The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
The fool shall be no more called noble, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our glorifying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it with liberality; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.