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:
Your sufferings I know, and your poverty--but you are rich--and the evil name given you by those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but are Satan's synagogue.
The hungry He has satisfied with choice gifts, But the rich He has sent empty-handed away.
"But alas for you rich men, because you already have your consolation!
The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.
This is true; yet it was their unbelief that cut them off, and you only stand through your faith.
For through the authority graciously given to me I warn every individual among you not to value himself unduly, but to cultivate sobriety of judgement in accordance with the amount of faith which God has allotted to each one.
1 Corinthians 4:8
Every one of you already has all that heart can desire; already you have grown rich; without waiting for us, you have ascended your thrones! Yes indeed, would to God that you had ascended your thrones, that we also might reign with you!
He heard the question and replied, "It is not men in good health who require a doctor, but the sick.
And since you claim the name of Jew, and find rest and satisfaction in the Law, and make your boast in God,
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for to them belongs the Kingdom of the Heavens.
(Unhappy man that I am! who will rescue me from this death-burdened body?
These words were heard by those of the Pharisees who were present, and they asked Him, "Are *we* also blind?"
2 Peter 1:9
For the man in whom they are lacking is blind and cannot see distant objects, in that he has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his old sins.