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 the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich! I have become wealthy! In all that I have done to gain my wealth, no one can accuse me of any offense that is actually sinful."
Those who buy them slaughter them and are not held guilty; those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich.' Their own shepherds have no compassion for them.
he has filled the hungry with good things, and has sent the rich away empty.
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector.
Granted! They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but fear!
For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.
1 Corinthians 4:8
Already you are satisfied! Already you are rich! You have become kings without us! I wish you had become kings so that we could reign with you!
When you eat your fill, when you build and occupy good houses,
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
You people of this generation, listen to what the Lord says. "Have I been like a wilderness to you, Israel? Have I been like a dark and dangerous land to you? Why then do you say, 'We are free to wander. We will not come to you any more?'
When Jesus heard this he said, "Those who are healthy don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.
But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relationship to God
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
My servant is truly blind, my messenger is truly deaf. My covenant partner, the servant of the Lord, is truly blind.
Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and asked him, "We are not blind too, are we?"
2 Peter 1:9
But concerning the one who lacks such things -- he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins.
You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment!
"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.
Therefore see to it that the light in you is not darkness.
1 Corinthians 10:12
So let the one who thinks he is standing be careful that he does not fall.