Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
his lord answered and said unto him, thou vile slothful wretch, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not scatter'd:
you yourselves can witness, that what was necessary for myself and those who were with me, these very hands have supply'd.
let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, to encrease his fortune with his own hands, that he may have wherewithal to relieve the needy:
1 Thessalonians 4:11
to study your own quiet, to mind your own affairs, and follow some handicraft trade, as we recommended it to you:
2 Thessalonians 3:6
We direct you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw from all those of your brethren, whose conduct is irregular, and not agreeable to the instructions they received from us.
1 Timothy 5:13
besides, having nothing to do, they get the habit of rambling from one house to another, and are not only idling, but prattle and intermeddle, and utter what is not decent.
for God is too just to his promise not to regard your piety, and the love which you have shewn to the christian religion by the assistance ye have given to the saints, and still continue to give.
and as iniquity becomes more flagrant, the zeal of many will grow cool.
he had been instructed in the doctrine of the gospel, and being full of zeal, he harangued with great assiduity about what related to Jesus, though he had been only instituted in the baptism of John.
have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,
confess then to one another the offences you have committed, and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the fervent prayer of a virtuous man has great influence.
1 Peter 1:22
You that have purified your souls by the holy spirit, in obeying the gospel, which obliges you to an undisguised benevolence, let your hearts be mutually affected with the most disinterested ardour;
1 Peter 4:8
but above all, let your mutual benevolence be intense, for benevolence cancels a multitude of offences.
nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.