Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.
"Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you. Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.
Buy up your opportunities, for these are evil times.
But I rejoice with a deep and holy joy that now at length you have revived your thoughtfulness for my welfare. Indeed you have always been thoughtful for me, although opportunity failed you.
Behave wisely in relation to the outside world, buying up your opportunities.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.'
Then He asked them, "Are we allowed to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil? to save a life, or to destroy one?" They remained silent.
Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
See to it that no one ever repays another with evil for evil; but always seek opportunities of doing good both to one another and to all the world.
1 Timothy 6:17
Impress on those who are rich in the present age that they must not be haughty nor set their hopes on riches--that unstable foundation--but on God who provides us richly with all things for our enjoyment.
This is a faithful saying, and on these various points I would have you insist strenuously, in order that those who have their faith fixed on God may be careful to set an example of good actions. For these are not only good in themselves, but are also useful to mankind.
And do not forget to be kind and liberal; for with sacrifices of that sort God is greatly pleased.
3 John 1:11
My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong has not seen God.
Enough for the learner to be on a level with his teacher, and for the servant to be on a level with his master. If they have called the master of the house Baal-zebul, how much more will they slander his servants?
To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother."
"But the King will answer them, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.'
You are therefore no longer mere foreigners or persons excluded from civil rights. On the contrary you share citizenship with God's people and are members of His family.
from whom the whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name,
but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.
For God is not unjust so that He is unmindful of your labour and of the love which you have manifested towards Himself in having rendered services to His people and in still rendering them.
1 John 3:13
Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.
1 John 5:1
Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God; and every one who loves the Father loves also Him who is the Father's Child.
3 John 1:5
My dear friend, you are acting faithfully in all your behaviour towards the brethren, even when they are strangers to you.
And Jesus rose and followed him, as did also His disciples.