Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Condescend to men of low estate
May God, from whom steadfastness and encouragement come, give you such harmony with one another, in following the example of Christ Jesus,
Certainly not! When we have died to sin, how can we live in it any longer?
There was but one heart and soul in the multitude who had become believers, and not one of them claimed anything that belonged to him as his own, but they shared everything they had with one another.
1 Corinthians 1:10
But I urge you all, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree in what you say, and not to allow factions among you, but to be perfectly united in mind and judgment.
Whatever happens, show yourselves citizens worthy of the good news of the Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am kept away and only hear news of you, I may know that you are standing firm with one spirit, one purpose, fighting side by side for faith in the good news.
make me perfectly happy by living in harmony, with the same attitude of love, with the same feeling and purpose.
Only we must live up to what we have already attained.
I appeal to Euodia and I appeal to Syntyche to agree together, as Christians.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, you must all be harmonious, sympathizing, loving, tender-hearted, modest,
Just at that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, "Who is really greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
He said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Give orders that these two sons of mine sit one at your right and one at your left, when you are king!"
And the devil said to him, "I will give you all this power and their splendor, for it has been turned over to me, and I can give it to anyone I please.
A dispute also arose among them, as to which one of them ought to be considered the greatest.
1 Peter 5:3
and not as tyrannizing over those in your charge but proving models for the flock;
3 John 1:9
I have written briefly to the church, but Diotrephes who likes to be their leader will not accept what I say.
It was allowed to make war on God's people and to conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
Condescend to men of low estate
Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about life, wondering what you will have to eat or drink, or about your body, wondering what you will have to wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body than clothes?
The blind are regaining their sight and the lame can walk, the lepers are being cured and the deaf can hear, the dead are being raised and good news is being preached to the poor.
For you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.
Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!
But when you give an entertainment, invite people who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.
Not that I have anything to complain of, for I have learned how to be contented with the condition I am in.
1 Timothy 6:6
And religion with contentment is a great means of gain.
You must not be avaricious; you must be content with what you have, for God himself has said, "I will never let go of you or desert you!"
Listen, my dear brothers. Has not God chosen the world's poor to be rich in faith, and to possess the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
For to keep you from thinking too well of yourselves, brothers, I do not want you to miss this secret, that only partial insensibility has come upon Israel, to last until all the heathen have come in,
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one of you deceive himself. If any one of you imagines that he is wiser than the rest of you, in what this world calls wisdom, he had better become a fool, so as to become really wise.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are made fools of, for the sake of Christ, while you are men of sense, through being united with him. We are weak, you are strong. You are distinguished, we are despised.
1 Corinthians 6:5
I ask it to shame you. Has it come to this, that there is not a single wise man among you who could settle a disagreement between one brother and another,
1 Corinthians 8:2
If a man thinks he has acquired some knowledge, he does not yet know it as well as he ought to know it.
What wise, intelligent man is there among you? Let him show by his good life that what he does is done in the humility of wisdom.