Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing. I have no pleasure in you, says the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this right over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this right; but endure all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:16
I say again, Let no man think me foolish; but if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not given to dishonest gain;
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for dishonest gain, but of a ready mind;
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with false words exploit you: whose judgment of old now lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the first ripe fruit.
In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you to Spain.
2 Corinthians 9:9
(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever.
And let our own also learn to maintain good works for urgent needs, that they not be unfruitful.
He that has pity upon the poor lends unto the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.
He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Then said he also to him that bade him, When you give a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also bid you again, and a recompense be made you.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.