Faithfulness, To God
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Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the divine appointment to the converts which are at Ephesus, who stand firm in the faith of Christ Jesus:
let married women be submissive to their husbands, out of regard to the Lord. for the husband presides over his wife, as Christ presides over the church: and he it is that preserves the whole body. as the church then is subordinate to Christ, so let women be to their husbands upon all occasions. read more.
You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her:
wherefore let him that thinks he stands firm, take heed lest he fall. you have met with no trials yet, but such as are common to men: and God who is faithful, will not suffer you to be tempted above your strength; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, by enabling you to bear it.
who is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. for we have not an high priest who is incapable of compassionating our miseries; since he was exposed to the same trials as we are, sin only excepted. let us therefore approach with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain the seasonable assistance of divine mercy and favour.
Let us stedfastly maintain the hope which we have avow'd, since he is faithful that has promised:
let those then, whom God calls to sufferings, by virtue recommend their souls to him, as to a creator, who will make good his promise.
Jesus answered him, whoever puts his hand to the plough, and looks back, is not fit to be employ'd in the kingdom of God.
fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
I offer thanks to Jesus Christ our Lord, who qualified me for the ministry he has plac'd me in, for having appointed me to such a trust,
I must acquaint you, brethren, with the contribution which the churches of Macedonia have religiously made, who tho' labouring under great trial of affliction, and extreme poverty, have notwithstanding with exceeding cheerfulness contributed very liberally: being forward of themselves to the utmost of their power, (I bear them witness) yea, and beyond their power: read more.
earnestly intreating me to take the gift, and the charge of conveying it to the converts at Jerusalem: and in this they out-did my expectation; such was the divine pleasure, they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then made me an offer to go themselves to Corinth.
be joyful in hope; be patient under affliction; persevere in prayer;
it is an undoubted truth, that if we die for him, we shall live with him: if we suffer, we shall also reign: if we renounce him, he will renounce us likewise: tho' we are diffident, he is still faithful, and will not retract his word.
Let men consider us, as the ministers of Christ, who dispense the divine mysteries. now it is required in a steward, that he be found faithful.
while I am absent apply yourself to reading, to exhortation, and instruction. don't neglect the gift you have, which was given you with the ministerial charge, when you receiv'd imposition of hands from the presbytery. meditate upon these things, be wholly employ'd about them, that your proficiency may appear to all. read more.
take care how you behave, and what you teach. persevere in these duties: for by the practice of them, you will save both yourself, and those who hear you.
O Timothy, keep what is deposited in your care, avoiding the prophane empty declamations and objections of a spurious science, which some have profess'd,
Keep that form of sound doctrine you receiv'd from me, which consists in christian faith and charity: that valuable depositum do you preserve by the holy spirit, which resides in us.
and what you heard me deliver in the presence of many, intrust to such persons of integrity as are qualified to instruct others
I conjure you in the name of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is to judge the living and the dead, at his appearance in his kingdom, to preach the word with assiduity upon all occasions: reprove, censure, exhort, with the most tender persuasions.
therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye inflexibly steady, and continually surpass others in the work of the Lord, knowing that he will not leave your christian labour unrewarded.
Let not your heart be troubled: you trust in God, trust also in me.
Be upon the watch, stand firm in the faith, behave your selves like men of fortitude:
Stand fast therefore, and be not hampered again with the yoke of bondage.
wherefore invest yourselves with the set of divine armour, that ye may be able to withstand in the difficult day, and having overcome all to maintain your ground.
his lord said to him, well done, thou art an honest faithful servant; thou hast been faithful in a small trust, I will give thee a much larger trust; go in and partake of thy master's diversions.
he answer'd, honest servant, that's well: since your industry has made so much of so little, I give you the government of ten cities.
If then there be a servant, appointed by his master to take care of his family, who faithfully and prudently distributes their allowance according to the establishment: happy is the servant, who shall be found so employed, at his master's return. I tell you, he shall make him steward of all his estate.
Jesus answered, if there be a faithful prudent steward, appointed by his master to give his domesticks their stated allowance; happy is such a servant, whom his master at his return shall find so employ'd. I assure you, he will intrust him with the management of his whole estate.
as for me, my blood will soon be pour'd out, and the time of my departure draws nigh: I have struggled in a glorious cause: I have finish'd my career: I have stood to the faith: I have nothing more to do, but to receive the crown of virtue reserv'd for me, which the Lord, the just judge, will give me in that day: and not only to me, but to those also, who have long'd for his appearance.
they will make war with the lamb, but the lamb, who is lord of lords, and king of kings, together with those that are called, chosen, and faithful, shall overcome them.
I saw likewise thrones, where persons were seated, to whom the power of judging was given: and I saw the souls of those that were beheaded for the testimony they had given to Jesus, and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, nor had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.