Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
as he drew nigh, he beheld the city, and bewail'd its fate,
2 Corinthians 12:15
I shall be glad to sacrifice myself and all I have for your service, even tho' it should happen that the more I love you, the less I should be beloved.
but the best and the most necessary concern is, what Mary has pitch'd upon, of which she shall never be deprived.
upon hearing that, Jesus said to him, one thing you have yet to do: sell all you have, and give it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: then come, and follow me.
for he that violates but one precept of the whole law, is as obnoxious to punishment, as if he had broke thro' all the rest.
nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field: a man finds this treasure and buries it again, then goes in great joy, sells all that he hath, and purchases that field.
Jesus said, if thou wilt be perfect, go sell your estate, give the value to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: then come and follow me.
sell your possessions and give alms. lay up for yourselves a stock not subject to decay, a treasure in the heavens that will never fail, where no thief can approach, nor moth can spoil.
so that they sold their possessions and goods, and distributed the money to every one as his occasions required.
for there was no poor among them, because as many as bad lands or houses, sold them, and brought the value,
Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.
I advise you in like manner to lay out your fallacious treasure in acts of charity, that when you die, they may secure to you everlasting habitations.
1 Timothy 6:17
Charge those that are rich in this world, not to be elated, not to depend upon their perishable wealth, but upon the God of life, who furnishes us with every thing in plenty for our enjoyment;
for you were passionately affected for those who were in bonds, and were pleas'd at the seizing of your goods, knowing that you have what is more excellent and lasting.
1 Peter 1:4
in the enjoyment of a state, that can never change or decay, a state reserv'd in heaven for us,
Then addressing himself to the people, and his disciples, he said, he that desires to be under my conduct, let him renounce himself, and follow me.
Then addressing himself to his disciples, if any man, said he, would follow me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross, and so follow me.
Then he said to the whole company, if any one will be my follower, let him renounce himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
if any man would serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my servant be: whoever serves me, him will my father reward.
these things I have appriz'd you of, that ye might repose your confidence in me. the world shall give you trouble: but take courage, I have overcome the world.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.
2 Timothy 3:12
and those who will live like Christians, shall generally suffer persecution.