For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
"And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
"For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;
"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
Remember me, O my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.
And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.
and I arranged for the supply of wood at appointed times and for the first fruits Remember me, O my God, for good.
May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.
and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.
And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.
May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, "THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
but when he was in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me--
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Acts 11:29
- Romans 12:13
- Romans 15:25
- 1 Corinthians 16:1
- 2 Corinthians 8:1
- 2 Corinthians 9:1
- Galatians 6:10
- Philippians 4:16