Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Your prayers and your alms are come up for a memorial before God.
Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Moreover, brethren, we want you to know of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 Corinthians 9:1
For concerning the ministering to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you:
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
But to do good and to share forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?
And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good, sensible, just, holy, temperate;
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
1 Peter 4:9
Practice hospitality one to another without grudging.