Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
for then sin shall have no dominion over you: because you are not under the legal, but under the gospel dispensation.
for the christian dispensation of a spiritual life has set me free from the legal state of sin and death.
and the truth shall make you free.
2 Corinthians 3:17
for the spiritual meaning of the law centers in him, and the spirit of the law is gospel-liberty:
for, brethren, you have been called to liberty. only abuse not this freedom as a pretext to vice, but in offices of love be as servants one to another.
the divine grace thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. so then, with the mind I my self am devoted to the law of God; tho' my carnal inclinations are enslaved to the law of sin.
for do I now act in obedience to men, or to God? or do I seek to please men? if I had hitherto pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.
have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,
Paul a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to declare the faith which recommends men to the divine favour, and to convince them of that truth, which leads to piety,
James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the TWELVE TRIBES dispers'd thro' the world, sends greeting.
1 Peter 2:16
men. You are free, don't let your liberty serve as a pretext for vice: but act as the servants
Then one of the elders spake, and said to me, who are those that are arrayed in white robes? and whence do they come?
every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he takes away: as for the branch that bears fruit, he prunes it clean, to make it more fruitful.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
for the natural effect of light, is universal benevolence, justice, and truth:
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
not that I desire a present; but what I desire is, that the fruits of your liberality may greatly redound to your own account.
that your conduct may be worthy of the Lord, in every respect agreeable to him, being friutful in every kind of virtue, and increasing in divine knowledge:
And the end
what benefit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? since they terminated all in death.
as then the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be at the conclusion of the age.
and every one that abandons his family, his brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my sake, shall receive in that age an hundred times the value, and shall inherit hereafter everlasting life.
and these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
he that reapeth, receiveth wages, by gathering fruit unto life eternal: that the sower, and the reaper, may both rejoice together.
1 Peter 1:9
since the salvation of your souls is the reward you receive for your faith.