Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you.
Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my colaborers, greet you too.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me -- may they not be held accountable for it.
2 Timothy 1:15
You know that everyone in the province of Asia deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
But this has happened so that the scriptures of the prophets would be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him and fled.
Then Paul and his companions put out to sea from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia, but John left them and returned to Jerusalem.
but Paul insisted that they should not take along this one who had left them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work.
2 Peter 2:15
By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Yet another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to my family."
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
Remember Lot's wife!
Others are busy with their own concerns, not those of Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
1 John 5:4
because This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith.
After they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in the province of Asia.
After he spent some time there, Paul left and went through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
and all the brothers with me, to the churches of Galatia.
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no relief in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and set out for Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 7:6
But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.
2 Corinthians 8:6
Thus we urged Titus that, just as he had previously begun this work, so also he should complete this act of kindness for you.
Then after fourteen years I went up to Jerusalem again with Barnabas, taking Titus along too.
To Titus, my genuine son in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!