Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are (but you have true wealth), and the evil words of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.
A man may be acting as if he had wealth, but have nothing; another may seem poor, but have great wealth.
And Ephraim said, Now I have got wealth and much property; in all my works no sin may be seen in me.
Whose owners put them to death and have no sense of sin; and those who get a price for them say, May the Lord be praised for I have much wealth: and the keepers of the flock have no pity for them.
Those who had no food he made full of good things; the men of wealth he sent away with nothing in their hands;
But unhappy are you who have wealth: for you have been comforted now.
The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.
Truly, because they had no faith they were broken off, and you have your place by reason of your faith. Do not be lifted up in pride, but have fear;
But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.
1 Corinthians 4:8
For even now you are full, even now you have wealth, you have been made kings without us: truly, I would be glad if you were kings, so that we might be kings with you.
And when you have taken food and are full, and have made fair houses for yourselves and are living in them;
For fear that if I am full, I may be false to you and say, Who is the Lord? or if I am poor, I may become a thief, using the name of my God wrongly.
O generation, see the word of the Lord. Have I been a waste land to Israel? or a land of dark night? why do my people say, We have got loose, we will not come to you again?
But on hearing this he said, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill.
But as for you who have the name of Jew, and are resting on the law, and take pride in God,
Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
How unhappy am I! who will make me free from the body of this death?
Who is blind, but my servant? who has his ears stopped, but he whom I send? who is blind as my true one, or who has his ears shut like the Lord's servant?
These words came to the ears of the Pharisees who were with him and they said to him, Are we, then, blind?
2 Peter 1:9
For the man who has not these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having no memory of how he was made clean from his old sins.
Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
Whoever is simple, let him come in here; and to him who has no sense, she says:
So take care that the light which is in you is not dark.
1 Corinthians 10:12
So let him who seems to himself to be safe go in fear of a fall.