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 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.
so that they sold their possessions and goods, and distributed the money to every one as his occasions required.
and there came a certain poor widow, who threw in two mites, to the value of a farthing.
As Jesus was observing the rich casting their offerings into the treasury,
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?
"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.
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.
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.
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.