Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

The abundance

Bible References

In

1 Thessalonians 1:6
and you imitated us, and were imitators of the Lord, having receiv'd the word, notwithstanding all your afflictions, with that alacrity, which the holy spirit inspires.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
for, my brethren, you have followed the example of the christian churches in Judea; by having suffer'd the same persecutions from your own nation, as the churches have suffer'd from the Jews,
1 Thessalonians 3:3
none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.

The abundance

Acts 2:45
so that they sold their possessions and goods, and distributed the money to every one as his occasions required.

Their deep

Mark 12:42
and there came a certain poor widow, who threw in two mites, to the value of a farthing.
Luke 21:1
As Jesus was observing the rich casting their offerings into the treasury,
James 2:5
consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
Revelation 2:9
"I know thy works, thy tribulation and poverty (tho' thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan.

The riches

2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, though always cheerful; as poor, tho' inriching many; as having nothing, though contented with every thing.
2 Corinthians 9:11
so that being enriched in every thing, you may be continually beneficent to the glory of God by our thanksgiving.

Liberality

2 Corinthians 1:12
for this is to me matter of glorying, the testimony of my conscience, that without artifice, and with religious sincerity, not by worldly wisdom, but by God's favourable assistance I have behaved my self towards all men, but more particularly to you.
Romans 12:8
on exhortation: he that giveth, let him be disinterested; he that presideth, let him be diligent; he that sheweth mercy, let him do it with cheerfulness.