or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
How blessed is he who considers the helpless;
The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.
and lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.
And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 9:1
For it is superfluous for me to write to you about this ministry to the saints;
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
1 Timothy 5:10
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.