Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
and that I never shrank from declaring to you anything that was profitable, or from teaching you in public and in your homes,
As for us who are strong, our duty is to bear with the weaknesses of those who are not strong, and not seek our own pleasure.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If other teachers possess that right over you, do not we possess it much more? Yet we have not availed ourselves of the right, but we patiently endure all things rather than hinder in the least degree the progress of the Good News of the Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and my resources failed, there was no one to whom I became a burden--for the brethren when they came from Macedonia fully supplied my wants--and I kept myself from being in the least a burden to you, and will do so still.
2 Corinthians 12:13
In what respect, therefore, have you been worse dealt with than other Churches, except that I myself never hung as a dead weight upon you? Forgive the injustice I thus did you!
He who has been a thief must steal no more, but, instead of that, should work with his own hands in honest industry, so that he may have something of which he can give the needy a share.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to vie with one another in eagerness for peace, every one minding his own business and working with his hands, as we ordered you to do:
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the timid, sustain the weak, and be patient towards all.
Therefore strengthen the drooping hands and paralysed knees,
Remember prisoners, as if you were in prison with them; and remember those suffering ill-treatment, for you yourselves also are still in the body.
Cure the sick, raise the dead to life, cleanse lepers, drive out demons: you have received without payment, give without payment.
"Then the King will say to those at His right, "'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world.
Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbours, lest perhaps they should invite you in return and a requital be made you.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the condescending goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ--how for your sakes He became poor, though He was rich, in order that you through His poverty might grow rich.
2 Corinthians 9:6
But do not forget that he who sows with a niggardly hand will also reap a niggardly crop, and that he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour.
And do not forget to be kind and liberal; for with sacrifices of that sort God is greatly pleased.
Let the same disposition be in you which was in Christ Jesus.