Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
not that I desire a present; but what I desire is, that the fruits of your liberality may greatly redound to your own account.
He proposed likewise this parable: a certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came expecting it should have had fruit, but he found none.
every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he takes away: as for the branch that bears fruit, he prunes it clean, to make it more fruitful.
but now being set free from sin, and actually in the service of God, the present advantage you reap is holiness, and the future everlasting life.
when I have dispatch'd this affair, and have secur'd to them this collection, I will come to you in my way to Spain.
2 Corinthians 9:10
now he that furnishes seed to the sower, and bread for food, shall furnish and multiply what you sow, and increase the fruits of your liberality.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
for the natural effect of light, is universal benevolence, justice, and truth:
which is not only come to you, but to all the world; where it produces its effects, and increases, as it does also among you, ever since you sincerely embrac'd the divine favour,
'tis true, all correction at first is far from appearing agreeable, yet afterward it produces the agreeable fruits of virtue in those who are exercised thereby.
but wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.