Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
but his lord answered and said to him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed;
and ye yourselves know that these hands have ministred to my necessities, and to those that were with me.
Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labour, doing some good with his hands, that he may have something to bestow on him that hath need of it.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and endeavour to be quiet, and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands,
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother who walketh disorderly, and not according to the instruction which he received from us.
1 Timothy 5:13
And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tatlers also and busy-bodies, talking of things unbecoming them.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shewn to his name, by having ministred to the saints, and yet ministring.
the love of many will grow cold.
Who had been instructed in the way of our Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught clearly the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you; who always strives earnestly for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed: the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
1 Peter 1:22
Having therefore purified your souls by obedience to the truth, through the Spirit, to brotherly love unfeigned, love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 Peter 4:8
having above all things fervent love to each other; for love will cover a multitude of sins.
Yet I have somewhat against thee; for thou hast left thy first love.
I wish thou wert cold or hot.