Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
As he stared at [the angel] in fright, he asked, "What is it, Lord?" [Note: The word "Lord" here could also be translated "Sir," and its correct rendering depends on whether or not Cornelius understood the angel to be from God]. And the angel replied, "Your [continual] prayers and [generous] gifts to poor people have not gone unnoticed before God.
But do not forget to do good deeds and share [with others], for God is very pleased with such "sacrifices."
Truly I tell you, whoever gives a mere drink of cold water to one of these least significant [disciples of mine] because he is a disciple, will certainly not lose his [temporal or eternal] reward."
for [when] I was hungry, you fed me; [when] I was thirsty, you gave me [something] to drink; [when] I came [to you as] a stranger, you gave me a place to stay;
Truly I tell you, whoever will give you [even] a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his [temporal or eternal] reward.
And all the believers [in Jesus] were together and shared everything.
And no one lacked anything, for all who owned property or houses sold [some of] them and brought the money
Now at Joppa [Note: This was also a town on the west coast of Palestine, today called "Jaffa," and is now a part of Tel Aviv] there was a certain disciple named Tabitha (she was also called Dorcas, which means "Gazelle"). She practiced many good deeds and always gave money to poor people.
[In response to this prediction], the disciples decided to send as much relief as they could to help the brothers living in Judea.
Contribute to the needs of God's people. Be eager in showing hospitality.
But for now, I am on my way to Jerusalem to minister to [the needs of] God's holy people there.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the [needy] saints [whom you wrote me about]: You people also should do what I directed the churches in Galatia to do.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brothers, we want you to know about the favor God has given to the churches in Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 9:1
Now it is unnecessary for me to write you about this service to God's holy people [in Jerusalem, who were in need].
So then, we should do the right thing toward every person whenever we have the opportunity, and especially toward people who are part of God's family [i.e., those making up "the faith"].
For even [when I was] in Thessalonica, you sent [money] more than once to meet my needs.
And whatever you do, whether in [your] words or actions, do everything in the name [i.e., by the authority] of Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
1 Timothy 6:18
[Urge them] to do what is good, to be rich in [the practice of] good deeds, to be generous and willing to share [with others].
2 Timothy 1:17
But, when he was in Rome, he looked for me diligently until he found me.
hearing of your love for all saints [i.e., God's holy people], and your faith toward the Lord Jesus.
If a brother or sister is without [adequate] clothing and needs daily food,
1 John 3:14
[For] we [can] know that we have passed out of [the realm of spiritual] death and into [spiritual] life, because we [show] love for the brothers [and sisters]. The person who does not love [them] continues to be [spiritually] dead.