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.
And if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God for it, who gives with open hand to all men, and without upbraiding; and it will be given him.
That is not the wisdom which comes down from above: it belongs to earth, to the unspiritual nature, and to evil spirits.
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
About that time Jesus exclaimed, "I heartily praise Thee, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth, that Thou hast hidden these things from sages and men of discernment, and hast unveiled them to babes.
"Because," He replied, "while to you it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of the Heavens, to them it is not.
If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"
"A man cannot obtain anything," replied John, "unless it has been granted to him from Heaven.
God has exalted Him to His right hand as Chief Leader and as Saviour, to give Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
This statement of Peter's silenced his opponents. They extolled the goodness of God, and said, "So, then, to the Gentiles also God has given the repentance which leads to Life."
For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
but just as you were formerly disobedient to Him, but now have received mercy at a time when they are disobedient,
But since we have special gifts which differ in accordance with the diversified work graciously entrusted to us, if it is prophecy, let the prophet speak in exact proportion to his faith;
1 Corinthians 4:7
Why, who gives you your superiority, my brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? And if you really did receive it, why boast as if this were not so?
1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but there is one and the same Spirit;
Among them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others.
For this reason Scripture says: "He re-ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and gave gifts to men."
For you have had the privilege granted you on behalf of Christ--not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf;
For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
1 John 4:10
This is love indeed--we did not love God, but He loved us and sent His Son to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 5:11
And that testimony is to the effect that God has given us the Life of the Ages, and that this Life is in His Son.
The true Light was that which illumines every man by its coming into the world.
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened so that you may know what is the hope which His call to you inspires, what the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in God's people,
1 John 1:5
This is the Message which we have heard from the Lord Jesus and now deliver to you--God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness.
Nor has the city any need of the sun or of the moon, to give it light; for the glory of God has shone upon it and its lamp is the Lamb.
And there will be no night there; and they have no need of lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will shine upon them, and they will be kings until the Ages of the Ages."
For God does not repent of His free gifts nor of His call;
The heavens will perish, but Thou remainest; and they will all grow old like a garment,
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and to-day--yes, and to the ages to come.