Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Bible References

Speak

2 Corinthians 8:10
in this I only advise you: it being for your credit, since you have not only begun to execute it, but you were the first that form'd the design a year ago.
2 Corinthians 9:7
let every man give as he is disposed in his own mind, without any regret or reluctance: for God loves a cheerful benefactor.
1 Corinthians 7:6
but as for the rest, I speak it by way of counsel, and not of command.

By occasion

2 Corinthians 8:1
I must acquaint you, brethren, with the contribution which the churches of Macedonia have religiously made,
2 Corinthians 9:2
for I know your generous propensity, and I mention'd it with applause to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; so that your zeal has influenc'd many others.
Romans 11:12
now if their fall be to the advancement of the world, and the few converts among them bring in whole numbers of the Gentiles: how much more so will it be, when the Jewish body recover?
Hebrews 10:24
and let us animate one another to the mutual returns of love, and kind offices: not abandoning our assemblies,

Prove

2 Corinthians 8:24
wherefore show how much you love them, and how well you deserve the character I gave you, before all the churches.
2 Corinthians 6:6
I approve myself, by chastity, by knowledge, by meekness, by kindness, by sanctity of mind, by undisguised benevolence,
Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. abhor that which is evil, adhere to that which is good.
Ephesians 4:15
but being sincere in mutual love, may be entirely united to Christ, who is the head:
James 2:14
What advantage is it, my brethren, for a man to say he has faith, if he has no beneficence? can such a faith save him?
1 Peter 1:22
You that have purified your souls by the holy spirit, in obeying the gospel, which obliges you to an undisguised benevolence, let your hearts be mutually affected with the most disinterested ardour;
1 John 3:17
he that possesses the enjoyments of life, and seeing his brother in want, has no compassion for him, how can he be said to have any divine love?

General references

John 14:15
if ye love me, keep my commandments.
2 Corinthians 8:24
wherefore show how much you love them, and how well you deserve the character I gave you, before all the churches.
1 John 4:11
beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another.