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
Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus,
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
2 Chronicles 30:12
In Judah God moved the people to unite and carry out the edict the king and the officers had issued at the Lord's command.
I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.
The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common.
1 Corinthians 1:10
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose.
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ so that -- whether I come and see you or whether I remain absent -- I should hear that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, by contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,
complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose.
Nevertheless, let us live up to the standard that we have already attained.
I appeal to Euodia and to Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble.
A song of ascents, by David. O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor do I have a haughty look. I do not have great aspirations, or concern myself with things that are beyond me.
Are you looking for great things for yourself? Do not look for such things. For I, the Lord, affirm that I am about to bring disaster on all humanity. But I will allow you to escape with your life wherever you go."'"
At that time the disciples came to Jesus saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
He said to her, "What do you want?" She replied, "Permit these two sons of mine to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom."
And he said to him, "To you I will grant this whole realm -- and the glory that goes along with it, for it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish.
A dispute also started among them over which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
1 Peter 5:3
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not acknowledge us.
The beast was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. He was given ruling authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation,
Condescend to men of low estate
"If I have disregarded the right of my male servants or my female servants when they disputed with me,
Indeed, God is mighty; and he does not despise people, he is mighty, and firm in his intent.
The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him -- he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?
The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God belongs to you.
But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.
1 Timothy 6:6
Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Those who think they are wise are as good as dead, those who think they possess understanding.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, we are dishonored!
1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?
1 Corinthians 8:2
If someone thinks he knows something, he does not yet know to the degree that he needs to know.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.
When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,