Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Remember those who have the rule over you, who have preach'd to you the word of God: imitate their faith; consider their conduct, and the exit they made.
Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obey'd the gospel, not only when I was with you, but much more now while I am absent, continue the work of your own salvation, whatever persecutions you apprehend:
1 Thessalonians 5:12
We entreat you, brethren, to respect those, who labour in the ministry, who by divine appointment preside over you, and instruct you.
2 Thessalonians 3:14
and if any one should disregard what we have prescrib'd, signify it to us by letter, and don't converse with him, that he may be put to shame.
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the presbyters that govern well receive a double salary, especially those who are employ'd in preaching and instructing.
1 Corinthians 16:16
I beseech you be subservient, and to every one that helpeth us with his labours.
Be mutually obsequious with christian respect.
Surrender therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:5
As for you that are young, be you submissive to those of a more advanc'd age: and do you all of you pay a becoming deference to one another: be cloak'd with humility, for " God opposes the proud, and shows favour to the humble."
upon making him appear, he said to him, what information is this, I hear against thee? give an account of your administration, for you must not be my steward any longer.
Since then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God;
2 Corinthians 5:10
for we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ; that every one may receive the retribution, according as his actions in the body were either good or evil.
and I never pray without praying for you all with joy, for your liberality to the gospel,
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.
Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, my joy and my crown, whom I long to see, continue firm in your christian profession, my beloved.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
for what can be our hope, or joy, what can crown our pretensions, unless it be you, when we shall appear before the Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
how can I be sufficiently thankful to God upon your account, for all the joy, which by your means we have been affected with,
for there are many that wander about, of whom I have frequently told you, and now repeat it with tears, that they are enemies to the cross of Christ:
The apostles therefore, and the presbyters assembled to deliberate upon this affair.