Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
But his lord, answering, said to him, 'Wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter.
Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.
Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to impart to him that has need.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to make it your aim to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we charged you;
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the instruction which ye received from us.
1 Timothy 5:13
And, at the same time, they learn to be idle, going around from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought not.
for God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye showed toward His name, in having ministered to the saints, and still ministering.
and, because lawlessness abounds, the love of many will grow cold.
The same had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and, being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the immersion of John.
Epaphras, who is from among you, salutes you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always striving in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
Confess, therefore, your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. A righteous man's inwrought supplication avails much.
1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned brotherly love, love one another from the heart earnestly;
1 Peter 4:8
above all things, having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;
But I have it against you, that you left your first love.
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would you were cold or hot.