Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
afterwards came the other virgins likewise, and cry'd,
Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not observe what I say?
when once the master of the family is enter'd in, and has fastned the door, you will stand without beating at the door, and cry, Lord, Lord, let us in: but he will answer, you are strangers to me.
Upon this, certain vagabond Jews, who were exorcists, pretended to cure demoniacs by pronouncing the name of the Lord Jesus: their form being this, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."
for not the bare hearers of the law, but they who observe the law, are such as shall be justified, before God.
they make a profession of knowing God; but in fact they deny him, being execrably incredulous, and utter strangers to all virtue.
Don't delusively content your selves with being of the audience, but put what you hear in practice:
Vain man, must I show you how lifeless a thing faith is, without its effects?
and said, I declare to you, except ye lay aside your ambition, and become as children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the Messias.
I tell you again, it is easier for a cable to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the divine kingdom.
which of the two obey'd his father? they said, the first. Jesus reply'd, I declare to you, that the publicans and licentious people enter into the gospel kingdom before you.
afterwards came the other virgins likewise, and cry'd,
and if your eye make you transgress, pull it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God, with but one eye, than to have two, and be thrown into the Gehenna of fire: where the worm does not die,
then Jesus looking round about, said to his disciples, how difficult a thing is it for those who have riches to enter into the gospel kingdom!
it is easier for a cable to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, I tell thee, except a man be renewed by the spiritual baptism, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
Since there remains then a rest which some are still to enter into, for they to whom the promise was first made, did not enter in, because of their incredulity;
for whosoever shall do the will of my father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
I won't, said he: but afterward be chang'd his mind, and went.
for he that does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.
but rather, said he, happy are they who hear the word of God, and put it in practice.
I say, is the will of him that sent me, that every one who observes the son, and believeth on him, should have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
if any man is inclin'd to do his will, he shall know whether the doctrine be from God, or whether I speak from my self.
and be not conformed to the present age: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may perceive what God requires of you is good, and acceptable, and perfect.
not doing your work meerly out of regard to their presence or their pleasure, but as the servants of Christ, in hearty obedience to the will of God:
have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,
1 Thessalonians 4:3
and such is the will of God, that you should be holy, and avoid licentiousness;
1 Thessalonians 5:18
be thankful to God for every thing, for so christians are oblig'd to be.
the sheep) make you perfect in every virtue, to the accomplishment of his will: effecting that in you by Jesus Christ, which is agreeable to him: to whom be glory thro' all ages.
1 Peter 2:15
and to encourage those who do well. for such is the divine pleasure, that by your good conduct you obviate the cavils of inconsiderate
1 Peter 4:2
so that for the future he does not pass the rest of this life in gratifying his sensual passions, but in conformity to the divine precepts.
1 John 3:21
beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we may securely confide in God.
blessed are they who wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city."
Whosoever therefore shall own me before men, him will I own likewise before my father who is in heaven.
to whom Jesus reply'd, blessed art thou Simon, son of Jona: for 'tis not man that hath revealed this unto thee, but my father who is in heaven.
take care not to despise one of such an humble disposition: for I tell you, that in heaven their angels are continually attending the presence of my father who is in heaven:
Then advancing a little further, he fell prostrate in prayer, and said, "O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not mine, but thy will be done."
But Jesus answered them, my father works without intermission, and so do I.
my father who gave them me, is greater than all: so that no one is able to force them out of my father's hand.
if you had known me, you would likewise have known my father: and from henceforth you shall know him, nay, you have seen him.
he that hateth me, hateth my father also.
he shall rule them with a rod of iron: as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers, according to the power I have received of my father.
he that overcometh, the same shall be cloathed in white raiment; I will not efface his name out of the book of life, but I will own him before my father, and before his angels.