Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"For it is just like a man who was going on a journey, and called in his slaves, and put his property in their hands.
If anyone serves me, he must follow me, and wherever I am found, my servant must be also. If anyone serves me, my Father will show him honor.
Is that appealing to men's weaknesses, or to God? Is that trying to suit men? If I were still doing that, I would be no slave of Christ.
James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sends greeting to the twelve tribes that are scattered over the world.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the uprightness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have been given a faith as privileged as ours;
He gave one five thousand dollars, and another two thousand, and another one thousand; to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
We have gifts that differ with the favor that God has shown us, whether it is that of preaching, differing with the measure of our faith,
1 Corinthians 12:7
Each one is given his spiritual illumination for the common good.
1 Peter 4:9
Be ungrudgingly hospitable to one another.