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 your former leaders--it was they who brought you God's Message. Bear in mind how they ended their lives, and imitate their faith.
Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Now we beg you, brethren, to show respect for those who labour among you and are your leaders in Christian work, and are your advisers;
2 Thessalonians 3:14
and if any one refuses to obey these our written instructions, mark that man and hold no communication with him--so that he may be made to feel ashamed.
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching.
1 Corinthians 16:16
I beseech you, on your part, to show deference to such men, and to every one who participates in their work and toils hard.
and submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Submit therefore to God: resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way you younger men must submit to your elders; and all of you must gird yourselves with humility towards one another, for God sets Himself against the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
He called him and said, "'What is this I hear about you? Render an account of your stewardship, for I cannot let you hold it any longer.'
So we see that every one of us will give account of himself to God.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all of us appear before Christ's judgement-seat in our true characters, in order that each may then receive an award for his actions in this life, in accordance with what he has done, whether it be good or whether it be worthless.
always when offering any prayer on behalf of you all, finding a joy in offering it.
holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain.
Therefore, my brethren, dearly loved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my dearly-loved ones.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy, or the crown of which we boast? Is it not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His Coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
For what thanksgiving on your behalf can we possibly offer to God in return for all the joy which fills our souls before our God for you,
For there are many whom I have often described to you, and I now even with tears describe them, as being enemies to the Cross of Christ.
Then the Apostles and Elders met to consider the matter;