Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Then his master answering said to him, Thou wicked and idle slave, thou knewest that I reap whence I had not sown, and gather where I had not scattered:
but ye yourselves know that these hands have by labour furnished necessaries for my own wants, and for those who were with me.
Let him that stole steal no more; but rather labour hard, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have something to give to him that is in want.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and that you make it your study to live peaceably, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we have enjoined you;
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother who walketh disorderly, and not according to the injunction which he hath received from us.
1 Timothy 5:13
And at the same time also they learn to be idle, visiting about in the houses; and not merely idle, but talkative and inquisitive, speaking things they ought not.
For God is not unjust, to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have demonstrated in his name, having ministered assistance to the saints, and still ministering.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will grow cool.
He was instructed in the way of the Lord: and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught very diligently the things concerning the Lord, though knowing only the baptism of John.
Epaphras, one of you, saluteth you, a servant of Christ, always wrestling for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Confess your offences one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The energetic prayer of a righteous man is mightily prevalent.
1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth through the Spirit unto fraternal affection undissembled, love each other intensely out of a pure heart:
1 Peter 4:8
But above all things have fervent love towards each other: for love will conceal a multitude of faults.
Yet have I a charge against thee, that thou art gone back from thy first love.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: