Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
1 Chronicles 29:14
"But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours.
"Is it to God that a strong man is of benefit? Is it to him that even a wise man is profitable?
If you sin, how does it affect God? If your transgressions are many, what does it do to him?
I say to the Lord, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being."
May their path be dark and slippery, as the Lord's angel chases them!
All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord evaluates the motives.
I said, "Too bad for me! I am destroyed, for my lips are contaminated by sin, and I live among people whose lips are contaminated by sin. My eyes have seen the king, the Lord who commands armies."
We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.
And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
All have turned away, together they have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, not even one."
Or who has first given to God, that God needs to repay him?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things -- indeed, I regard them as dung! -- that I may gain Christ,
who was formerly useless to you, but is now useful to you and me.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.