And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in "Christ Jesus our Lord.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil —this is the gift of God.
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit —just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, "drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" "— the things God has prepared for those who love him —
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all —how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil —this is a gift of God.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
God "will repay each person according to what they have done." [^1]
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them —for this is their lot.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. [^1]
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction."
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.