Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
If any of you is deficient in prudence, let him ask it of God, who liberally gives to all without upbraiding: and he will give it.
such wisdom is not derived from heaven; but is terrestrial, sensual, demoniacal.
if ye then, as wicked as ye are, know how to bestow proper gifts upon your children; how much more shall your heavenly father give good things to them that ask him?
At the same time Jesus, continuing his discourses, said, "I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having revealed unto babes what thou hast hid from the wise and prudent.
to whom he answered, because you are allowed to know the mysteries of the gospel-dispensation, but to them it is not allowed.
if ye then, wicked as ye are, know how to give what is proper to your children: how much more shall your heavenly father give the holy spirit to them that ask him?
but John made them this answer, a man can have no authority, but what he derives from heaven.
him hath God rais'd by his power to be the author of salvation, by giving repentance to Israel, and the remission of their sins.
Having heard this, they were appeas'd, and glorified God, saying, God has then granted salvation likewise to the gentiles, on the terms of their repentance.
for the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
as you in times past did not obey God, yet have now obtained mercy upon the occasion of their disobedience:
having then different gifts, according to the respective favour bestowed upon us; if it be prophecy, let him prophesy according to the proportion of his gift.
1 Corinthians 4:7
for who has distinguish'd thee above another? or what have you, that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are different gifts, but the same spirit.
of which number we all have formerly been, leading our dissolute lives in gratifying the desires of our sensual imaginations: and were indeed obnoxious to the divine displeasure, as other. Gentiles were:
wherefore 'tis said, " when he ascended up on high, he made a number of captives, and gave gifts to men."
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
for even we ourselves were once inconsiderate, disobedient, deluded, addicted to variety of passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, the deserving objects of mutual hatred.
1 John 4:10
and what heightens his love, was this, that it was not we who first loved God, but it was he that first loved us, and sent his son to expiate our sins.
1 John 5:11
Now what is testified, is this, that God has given to us eternal life: and this life is by his son.
HE was the true Light who came into the world, to enlighten every man.
Jesus then having reassumed his discourse, said to them, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
2 Corinthians 4:6
for God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to enlighten others in the knowledge of the glory of God, which shines in the person of Jesus Christ.
an enlightned understanding, that ye may see what great expectations he has called you to, and what abundant glory it is to the saints to be the lot of his inheritance.
1 John 1:5
This then is the commission we have from him, to declare unto you, that God is light, and in him there is no darkness.
the city had no need either of the sun, or of the moon to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamb is the luminary thereof.
no night shall be there, nor any need of a lamp, or of the light of the sun; for the Lord God will give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
for the divine gifts and vocation are irrevocable.
they shall perish, but thou shalt remain: and they all shall come to an end like an old garment;
Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, to-day, and for ever. be not then misled by artful, novel doctrines: