Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
For I want you to know what a fight I am putting up for you and for our brothers in Laodicea, and for all who do not know me personally,
"You must strain every nerve to get in through the narrow door, for I tell you many will try to get in, and will not succeed,
In all this it has been my ambition to preach the good news only where Christ's name was unknown, so as not to build on foundations other men had laid.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Any man who enters an athletic contest goes into strict training, to win a wreath that will soon wither, but the one we compete for will never wither.
Whatever happens, show yourselves citizens worthy of the good news of the Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am kept away and only hear news of you, I may know that you are standing firm with one spirit, one purpose, fighting side by side for faith in the good news.
You have not yet resisted unto death in your struggle with sin,
1 Corinthians 12:6
and activities vary, but God who produces them all in us all is the same.
and how surpassingly great his power is for us who believe; like the mighty strength
for which I became a worker by virtue of the gift of God's mercy which by the exercise of his power he has given me.
For it is God who in his good will is at work in your hearts, inspiring your will and your action.
fit you by every blessing to do his will, and through Jesus Christ carry out in us what will please him. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:9
and he said to me, "My favor is enough for you, for only where there is weakness is perfect strength developed." So I am perfectly willing to boast of all my weakness, so that the strength of Christ may shelter me.