Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
In yourselves that ye have
the commander advanc'd, seiz'd him, and order'd to load him with two chains: then demanded who he was, and what he had done.
for this reason I desir'd to see and talk with you; it being for the expectation of Israel that I am subject to this chain."
This it is that makes me Paul a prisoner for Jesus Christ upon your account, O Gentiles;
I therefore the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you to live suitably to the offers that have been made to you:
for which I am an embassador, tho' in chains: that I may duely represent it to the full.
I should have this opinion of you, being sensible you make the dispensation I am under a common concern, with respect to my confinement, and the defence and confirmation of the gospel.
2 Timothy 1:16
the Lord be favourable to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often reliev'd me, and was not asham'd of my chains:
2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer even the chains of a malefactor: but the word of God is not so confin'd.
Blessed shall you be when men shall revile and persecute you, and falsely charge you with all manner of evil for your attachment to me.
full of joy, that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus.
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
In yourselves that ye have
Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
Jesus said, if thou wilt be perfect, go sell your estate, give the value to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: then come and follow me.
but the best and the most necessary concern is, what Mary has pitch'd upon, of which she shall never be deprived.
sell your possessions and give alms. lay up for yourselves a stock not subject to decay, a treasure in the heavens that will never fail, where no thief can approach, nor moth can spoil.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For I know, that if my body, which is but a tent for my sojourning upon earth, were dissolved, I have what is not fram'd by human art, but by the divine architect, a mansion eternal in the heavens.
for the sake of that happiness, which you hope for, and is reserv'd for you in heaven, of which you have already been inform'd by the preaching of the truth, that is, the gospel:
let the things above, and not such worldly matters be the object of your thoughts.
1 Timothy 6:19
securing to themselves a well-grounded expectation of obtaining hereafter an immortal life.
2 Timothy 4:8
I have nothing more to do, but to receive the crown of virtue reserv'd for me, which the Lord, the just judge, will give me in that day: and not only to me, but to those also, who have long'd for his appearance.
1 Peter 1:4
in the enjoyment of a state, that can never change or decay, a state reserv'd in heaven for us,
1 John 3:2
beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.