Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
If any comfort
If any fellowship
For we are the true circumcision--we who render to God a spiritual worship and make our boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in outward ceremonies:
But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.
I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you.
"These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.
So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will take away from you.
"But now I am coming to Thee, and I speak these words while I am in the world, in order that they may have my gladness within them filling their hearts.
Standing then acquitted as the result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
And again Isaiah says, "There shall be the Root of Jesse and One who rises up to rule the Gentiles. On Him shall the Gentiles build their hopes."
1 Corinthians 15:31
I protest, brethren, as surely as I glory over you--which I may justly do in Christ Jesus our Lord--that I die day by day.
2 Corinthians 1:5
For just as we have more than our share of suffering for the Christ, so also through the Christ we have more than our share of comfort.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But to God be the thanks who in Christ ever heads our triumphal procession, and by our hands waves in every place that sweet incense, the knowledge of Him.
2 Thessalonians 2:16
And may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself--and God our Father who has loved us and has given us in His grace eternal consolation and a bright hope--
He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.
1 Peter 1:6
Rejoice triumphantly in the prospect of this, even if now, for a short time, you are compelled to sorrow amid various trials.
If any comfort
If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love.
And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,
Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property;
The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence;
And beware of grieving the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you have been sealed in preparation for the day of Redemption.
in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
If any fellowship
and that this hope never disappoints, because God's love for us floods our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
You, however, are not devoted to earthly, but to spiritual things, if the Spirit of God is really dwelling in you; whereas if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, such a one does not belong to Him.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God's Sanctuary, and that the Spirit of God has His home within you?
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your bodies are a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you--the Spirit whom you have from God?
1 Corinthians 12:13
For, in fact, in one Spirit all of us--whether we are Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free men--were baptized to form but one body; and we were all nourished by that one Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of His Son to enter your hearts and cry "Abba! our Father!"
And in Him you Gentiles also, after listening to the Message of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--having believed in Him--were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit;
because it is through Him that Jews and Gentiles alike have access through one Spirit to the Father.
There is but one body and but one Spirit, as also when you were called you had one and the same hope held out to you.
1 Peter 1:2
chosen in accordance with the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, with a view to their obedience and to their being sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May more and more grace and peace be granted to you.
1 John 3:24
The man who obeys His commands continues in union with God, and God continues in union with him; and through His Spirit whom He has given us we can know that He continues in union with us.
If any bowels
For God is my witness how I yearn over all of you with tender Christian affection.
Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;