Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.
With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.
Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still influenced by the flesh. For since there is still jealousy and dissension among you, are you not influenced by the flesh and behaving like unregenerate people?
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.
But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
Or do you think the scripture means nothing when it says, "The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning"?
1 Peter 2:1
So get rid of all evil and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. He said to them,
I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
and submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
For the sake of my brothers and my neighbors I will say, "May there be peace in you!"
Now an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest.
A dispute also started among them over which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Everything you do should be done in love.
Brotherly love must continue.