Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
2 Corinthians 9:1
As to the relief of the converts, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
2 Corinthians 8:4
earnestly intreating me to take the gift, and the charge of conveying it to the converts at Jerusalem:
2 Corinthians 8:14
that as your present sufficiency supplies their wants, their sufficiency may supply your occasions another way: and thus there will be an equality.
however I thought it necessary to send you Epaphroditus my brother, my collegue in the ministry, and my fellow-soldier, whom you had sent to supply my wants:
I have now receiv'd the whole, and have more than sufficient: I am loaded with the presents you sent by Epaphroditus, which I have receiv'd as grateful incense, as a sacrifice which God accepts and approves.
I mention you always in my prayers,
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 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?