Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Not that I have anything to complain of, for I have learned how to be contented with the condition I am in.
I have never coveted anyone's gold or silver or clothes.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others enjoy such rights over you, have we not a still better claim? But, you say, we have never availed ourselves of this right. No, we will stand anything rather than put any hindrance in the way of the good news of the Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:16
I repeat, no one should think me a fool, but if you do, show me at least the patience you would show a fool, and let me have my little boast like the others.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
We never used flattery, as you know, or found pretexts for making money, as God is our witness.
1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to drink or pugnacious, but a man of moderation and peace, not avaricious,
1 Timothy 6:10
For love of money is the root of all the evils, and in their eagerness to get rich, some men wander away from the faith and pierce themselves to the heart with many a pang.
For as God's overseer a superintendent must be irreproachable, not arrogant or quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious or addicted to dishonest gain,
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.
Alas for them, for they follow Cain's path, they plunge into Balaam's error for gain, and they perish in rebelliousness like Korah's.
with your lives filled with the fruits which uprightness produces through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise of God.
When you are very fruitful and show yourselves to be disciples of mine, my Father is honored.
So when I have finished this matter, and seen this contribution safely into their possession, I will start for Spain, and come to you on the way,
2 Corinthians 9:9
as the Scripture says, "He scatters his gifts to the poor; His uprightness will never be forgotten."
Have our people learn to make it their business to do good, so as to meet these pressing demands and not live unfruitful lives.
"Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes him who has sent me.
Then the king will say to those at his right, 'Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take possession of the kingdom which has been destined for you from the creation of the world.
And he said to the man who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbors, for then they will invite you in return and you will be repaid.
For God is not so unjust as to forget the work you have done and the love you have showed for his cause, in giving help to your fellow-Christians as you still do.