Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye above ordinary? and do not the tax collectors the same?
For all these the nations seek for; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these.
Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind,
1 Thessalonians 4:5
Not in the passion of eager desire, as also the nations not knowing God:
1 Peter 4:2
That no more to the eager desires of men, but to the will of God, should he live the remaining time in the flesh.
Fear not, little flock; for your Father was contented to give you the kingdom.
Attend ye not to do your justice before men, to be seen to them; and if otherwise ye have no reward from your Father which in the heavens.
For ye yourselves are not speaking, but the spirit of your father speaking in you.
So is not the will of your Father, he in the heavens, that one of these little ones be lost.
Jesus says to her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: and go thou to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God.