Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Let us lay
And the sin
and it was for their faith that our fore-fathers acquired so great a reputation.
to give them warning, lest they also come into this place of torment.
and what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; but his testimony doth no man receive.
Now many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, for that testimony which the woman gave him, "he told me all that ever I did."
1 Peter 5:12
I formerly writ to you a short epistle, by Silvanus, I think, a faithful brother, to declare and testify to you, that the true dispensation of God is that to which you are attach'd.
"I Jesus have sent my angel to testify these things to the churches. I am the shoot, the offspring of David, the splendid morning star.
Let us lay
he that loveth father or mother more than me, is unworthy of me: he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is unworthy of me.
the ground over-run with thorns denotes such as have embraced the doctrine, but are so immerst in the business, enjoyments, and pleasures of life, as not to improve it to any real advantage.
Then he said to another, follow me: but he replied, Lord, let me stay first, till I bury my father.
then he said to them, take care to be clear of all avarice: for the enjoyment of life does not depend upon the having large possessions.
and said, he that can't abandon his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, nay, even his own life, cannot be my disciple.
upon hearing that, Jesus said to him, one thing you have yet to do: sell all you have, and give it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: then come, and follow me.
set a guard upon yourselves, that ye be not stupified by surfeiting and drunkenness, or by the disquietudes of this life, and so that day come upon you with a surprize.
Consider likewise the present season, that now it is high time to rouse out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.
2 Corinthians 7:1
since then, we have these promises, my dear brethren, let us cleanse our selves from all impurity, whether of body or mind, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
to quit the vicious habits of your former conversation, corrupted by deceitful passions:
Mortify therefore your sensual appetites, fornication, impurity, irregular passions, wicked desires, and that licentiousness practised by idolaters.
1 Timothy 6:9
themselves to temptations and snares, and to many foolish noxious passions, which plunge men into ruin and perdition. for the love of money is the root of all evil:
2 Timothy 2:4
he that enters into the service, disengages himself from civil affairs, that he may be acceptable to his officer.
1 Peter 2:1
Renouncing therefore every kind of malice, and knavery, hypocrisy, envy, and detraction, as new-born infants desire that mystical milk,
1 Peter 4:2
so that for the future he does not pass the rest of this life in gratifying his sensual passions, but in conformity to the divine precepts.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, nor let worldly things engage your affections. he that is worldly affected is a stranger to divine love.
And the sin
don't therefore quit that resolution you have, which will be attended with so great a reward.
And let us
1 Corinthians 9:24
You know, that in a race, tho' all run, but one receives the prize: so run, that you may obtain.
You set out well in your course: who hath obstructed your progress in the truth?
you, who display the doctrine of eternal life) that in the day of Christ I may have the satisfaction of not having pursued my laborious course in vain.
the justification which God grants to those who acknowledge Christ and the power of his resurrection, who suffer after his example, and die to sin, as he died to the world,
2 Timothy 4:7
I have struggled in a glorious cause: I have finish'd my career: I have stood to the faith:
and after he had patiently waited, he obtained what was promised.
for it is necessary you should persevere, that after having perform'd what God has commanded, you may receive what he has promised.
and ye shall be hated by all the world for professing my name: but he that perseveres unto the end, shall escape.
but he that shall persevere unto the end, shall be preserved.
but by the good ground is meant such persons as have received the doctrine with simplicity and sincerity, abide by it, and practise it with perseverance.
who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality;
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
for we are saved but by hope: but hope supposes things not yet present; for how can a man hope for what he has now in possession?
be joyful in hope; be patient under affliction; persevere in prayer;
that the bringing your faith to the test, produces constancy.
As for you, my brethren, bear your sufferings with constancy, till the advent of the Lord. the farmer, from the prospect of a golden crop, patiently expects the showers of the spring and the autumn.
2 Peter 1:6
to knowledge, temperance: to temperance, patience: to patience, piety:
I JOHN, who am your brother, and partake in the tribulation, in the reign, and in the patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony I gave of Jesus Christ.
because you have kept my precept about patience, I also will keep you in the time of persecution, which shall happen to all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
he hath leadeth into captivity, shall be led into captivity: he that killeth with the sword, shall perish by the sword. here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
upon which he threw off his loose coat, and went to Jesus;