Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?
For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.
1 Thessalonians 4:5
not with lustful desires,
like the Gentiles who don’t know God.
1 Peter 4:2
in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires,
but for God’s will.
Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
because you are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
“Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God.”