Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.
Now the word of LORD came to me, saying,
And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I cannot.
So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away. And I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of LORD was strong upon me.
So thou, son of man, I have set thee a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, nor was I a prophet's son, but I was a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive greater judgment.
How I kept back nothing of these things that are beneficial, not to inform you, and to teach you in public, and from house to house,
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our pride is this (the testimony from our conscience), that we behave in the world in the simplicity and purity of God, not by fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, and especially toward you.
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as other men, huckstering the word of God, but as from purity. But we speak in Christ as from God in the sight of God.