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 know thy works, thy tribulation and poverty (tho' thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan.
the needy he has furnished with plentiful enjoyments, and the rich he has reduced to poverty.
But wo unto you that are rich: for you have received your consolation.
the Pharisee in a standing posture pray'd thus by himself, O God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, a robber, a cheat, an adulterer, or like that Publican.
well, be it so, for their incredulity they were broken off, and you by faith stand firm: be not then elated, but let this be your fear,
Now it is by virtue of my apostolical commission, that I charge every man among you, not to entertain too high an opinion of himself; but modestly consider, that 'tis God who has dealt to every man his proportion of spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 4:8
You have already a sufficiency, you already abound, you live like princes in our absence: and would to God you did reign, that we too might have the advantage of your administration.
Jesus hearing that, said to them, they that are in health don't want a physician, but they that are sick.
'Tis true, you bear the name of a Jew, you depend upon the law, and boast of your worship:
Blessed are they, that are of an humble spirit, for of such is the kingdom of the Messias.
O wretched man that I am, what shall deliver me from this body of death?
some of the Pharisees who were then present hearing this, said to him, are we likewise blind?
2 Peter 1:9
but he that is destitute of them is blind or short-sighted, having forgot he was purified from his past sins.