ENDURING TO THE END #6
TO GODLINESS, PETER SAYS WE MUST ADD—- BROTHERLY KINDNESS!
I GUESS THE PHRASE “BROTHERLY KINDNESS” COULD APPLY TO— WELL EVERYONE OF THE HUMAN KIND, NOT JUST OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE CHURCH OF GOD.
KINDNESS— ANOTHER HUGE TOPIC; THE BIBLE HAS MUCH TO SAY ON IT!
From the KJV with modern words.
LOVE— Of Man For Man.
Lev. 19:18. YOU shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. 34. But the stranger that dwells with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and you shalt love him as thyself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Deut. 10:19. Love you therefore the stranger: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Psa. 133:1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity; 2. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Prov. 10:12. Hatred stirrs up strifes: but love covers all sins.
[THERE IS A TIME AND SITUATION TO COVER SINS; NOT SPREAD THEM OUT TO EVERYONE - Keith Hunt]
Prov. 15:17. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Prov. 17:9. He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends. 17. A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
[THERE IS A TIME AND SITUATION NOT TO REPEAT TO OTHERS, SIN. INDEED BLOOD KIN CAN BE MEANER THAN A GOOD FRIEND - Keith Hunt]
Song 8:6. Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement name. 7. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
[YES WHEN TRUE LOVE IS TO BE APPLIED IN A SITUATION, AND NOT MEANNESS AND BROADCASTING SIN AND ERRORS, THAT LOVE IS STRONGER THAN ANY AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL WEALTH - Keith Hunt]
Matt. 5:41. Whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two. 42. Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away. vs. 41-47.
[THE FIRST WAS TO DO WITH OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT TYPE PEOPLE. THE SECOND IS BE A GIVING PERSON, BUT NOT CARELESSLY OR IN A WAY THAT DOES HARM TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AS JESUS ELSEWHERE SAID, BE AS WISE AS A SERPENT AND HARMLESS AS A DOVE - Keith Hunt]
Matt. 10:41. He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matt. 19:19. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as yourself. Gal. 5:14.
Matt. 25:34. Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35. For I was an hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: 36. Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. 37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungry, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink? 38. When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? 39. Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came unto you? 40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. vs. 34-40.
Mark 9:41. Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mark 12:30. And you shalt love the Lord your God with all thy heart, and with all thy life, and with all thy mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. 31. And the second is like, namely this, You shalt love your neighbour as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the life, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
Luke 6:31. As you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise. 32. If ye love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners also love those that love them. 33. And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners also do even the same. 34. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35. But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Matt. 7:12.
[GIVING AND LENDING IS GOOD BUT THERE MUST BE A CONTEXT; IF YOU HAVE 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS AND SOMEONE ASKS YOU FOR A MILLION DOLLARS, YOU BETTER HAVE A CONTEXT, OR YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND FAMILY COULD SUFFER; FOOLISHNESS IS ALSO NOT FAVORED IN THE BIBLE - Keith Hunt]
Luke 1026. Which now of these three, think you, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37. And he said. He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. vs. 30-37.
John 13:14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15. I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 34. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 15:12. This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, v. 17.
Rom. 12:9. Let love be without dissimulation [favouritism] 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.
[KEEP HUMBLE AS YOU SERVE; HAVE A HUMBLE MIND SET; THINK OF OTHERS HIGHER THAN YOURSELF, AS YOU SERVE IN THE CHURCH OF GOD - Keith Hunt]
Rom. 13:8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another hath fulfilled the law. 9. For this, You shalt not commit adultery, You shalt not kill, You shalt not steal, You shalt not bear false witness, You shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shalt love your neighbour as yourself. 10. Love works no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
[THE FIRST PART SHOULD READ: “YOU OWE NO MAN ANYTHING BUT LOVE. OR WHAT YOU REALLY OWE YOUR FELLOW HUMAN IS LOVE. YOU DO NOT OWE A MAN A BIRTHDAY GIFT PER SE. YOU DO NOT OWE A COUPLE AN ANNIVERSARY GIFT PER SE. IF A MILLIONAIRE, YOU DO NOT OWE YOUR NEIGHBOR 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER SE. WHAT YOU OWE IS LOVE TO YOUR FELLOW MAN - PAUL GOES ON TO RELATE THE LOVE YOU OWE YOUR FELLOW HUMAN - Keith Hunt]
1 Cor. 8:1. Knowledge puffs up, but charity edifies.
[HEAD KNOWLEDGE CAN MAKE YOU A “BIG-HEAD” - POMPOUS, BUT LOVE BRINGS GOOD RESULTS TO ALL - Keith Hunt]
1 Cor. 13:1. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [LOVE], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing. 4. Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up, 5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6, Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7. Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8. Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail [come to an end]; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spake as a child: I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13. And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity [love].
[PRETTY HUGE TOPIC OR SERMONS COULD BE GIVEN ON JUST THESE VERSES - Keith Hunt]
1 Cor. 14:1. Follow after charity [love].
1 Cor. 16:14. Let all your things be done with charity [love].
Gal. 5:13. For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
26. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Eph. 5:2. Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Phil. 1:9. I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.
Phil. 2:2. Fulfil you my joy, that you belike-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Col. 22. That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.
Col. 3:12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. 14. Above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
1 Thess. 1:3. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love.
1 Thess. 3:12. The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.
1 Thess. 4:9. As touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
1 Tim. 1:5. The end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned [sincere]: 14. The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Tim. 4:12. Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation [conduct], in charity [love].
Tim. 6:11. Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Tim. 2:22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity.
Tit. 3:15. Greet them that love us in the faith.
Heb. 10:24. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.
Jas. 2:8. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the Scripture, You shalt love your neighbour as yourself, ye do well.
1 Pet. 1:22. Seeing ye have purified your lives in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that love one another with a pure heart fervently.
1 Pet. 2:17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood.
l Pet. 3:8. Be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
1 Pet. 4:8. Have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 John 2:10. He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. vs. 9,11.
1 John 3:11. This is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death. 16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
[THE GREEK TENSE FOR “TO LAY DOWN” OUR LIVES, IS “PRESENT” TENSE = BE AS A WAY OF LIFE, SERVING THE BRETHREN; THE NEXT VERSES PROVES IT - Keith Hunt]
17. But whoso hath this world's goods, and sees bis brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him? 18. My little children, let us not love in word [only], neither in tongue [only]; but in deed and in truth. 23. Love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 4:7. Let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born [begotten] of God, and knows God. 11. If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us. 20. If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he bath not seen? 21. And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
John 5:1. Whosoever believs that Jesus is the Christ is born [begotten] of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves, him also that is begotten of him. 2. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
John 5. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
EXAMPLES OF THE LOVE OF MAN FOR MAN:
Ex. 32:31. And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32. Yet now, if you will forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which thou hast written.
Prov. 24:17. Rejoice not when your enemy fails, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles: 18. Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Luke 10:25. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26. He said unto him, What is written in the law? how read you? 27. And he answering said. You shalt love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your life, and with all your strength, and with all your mind: and your neighbour as yourself. 28. And he said unto him, You have answered right: this do, and you shalt live. 29. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30. And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him. Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spend more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36. Which now of these three, think you, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37. And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Acts 20:26. I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 31. Watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 26:29. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
Rom. 5:7. Scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
[ON THE NEWS NOW AND THEN WE HEAR OF SOMEONE GOING TO RESCUE ANOTHER FROM WHATEVER, AND BOTH DYING - Keith Hunt]
Rom. 9:3. I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: vs. 1,2.
Rom. 12:15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.
Rom. 14:19. Follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 21. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Rom. 15:1. We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 5. The God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 7. Receive you one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 14. I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. 15. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, 24.I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. 32. That I may come unto you with joy by the will of Goo, and may with you be refreshed.
Rom. 16:1. I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2. That ye receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a sucourer of many, and of myself also. 8. Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord. 19. Your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: vs. 1-16: Col. 4:7.
1 Cor. 1:4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.
1 Cor. 4:14. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15. For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
1 Cor. 8:13. If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend.
1 Cor. 10:34. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's.
2 Cor. 1:3. Blessed be God, . . . 4. Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ. 6. And whether we be afflicted, It is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 14. You have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus, vs. 23,24.
2 Cor. 2:4. Out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. vs. 1-17.
2 Cor. 3:2. You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.
2 Cor. 4:5. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Cor. 6:4. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5. In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6. By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned [sincere], 11. O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. 12. You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels. 13. Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged.
2 Cor. 11:2. I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Gal. 6:1. If a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted. 2. Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 10. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially onto them who are of the household of faith.
Eph. 4:2. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 32. Be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Phil. 1:3. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4. Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5. For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 7. I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my grace. 8. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels or Jesus Christ. 23. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26. That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Phil. 2:19. I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
Phil. 3:18. Many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.
Phil. 4:1. My brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
Col. 1: 3. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4. Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints; 24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: 28, Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29. Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Col. 2:1. I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 5. Though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
1 Thess. 3:5. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and ourFather; 4. Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
1 Thess. 2:7. We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: 8. So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own lives, because ye were dear unto us. 11. Ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, 12. That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. 17. We, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. 18. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, Once and again; but Satan hindered us. 19. What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 20. For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thess. 3:5. When I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. 7. Brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: 8. For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 9. For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; 10. Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your race, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 12. The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.
1 Thess. 5:8. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; 11. Comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 14. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
2 Thess. 1:4. We ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure.
1 Tim. 1:5. The end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned [sinserer].
1 Tim. 5:9. Let not a widow, be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, 10. Well reported of for good works; if she have . . . lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Tim. 63. They that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, par takers of the benefit. 11. Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
2 Tim. 1:3. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of you in my prayers night and day; 4. Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 8. Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner.
2 Tim. 2:10. I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Philem. 8. Though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 9. Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 12. Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 16. Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord ? 17. If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 18. If he hath wronged thee, or owe you aught, put that on mine account; 19. I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how you owe unto me even thine own self besides. 20. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my howels in the Lord. 21. Having confidence in your obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that you wilt also do more than I say.
Heb. 5:2. Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
Heb. 6:9. Beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 10. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Heb. 13:1. Let brotherly love continue. 2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 22. I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
Jas. 1:27. Pure religion and undefined before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Abraham for Lot, Gen. 14: 14-16. Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz, Ruth chapters 1-3. David and Jonathan, 1 Sam. 20. David's subjects, 2 Sam. 15:30; 17:27-29. Obadiah for the prophets, 1 Kin. 18:4. Jehoshabeath for Joash, 2 Chr. 22:11. Nehemiah for Israelites, Neh. 5:10-15. Mordecai for Esther, Esth. 2:7. Job's friends, Job 42: 11. Centurion for his servant, Luke 73-6. Roman Christians for Paul, Acts 28:15.
O I DON’T THINK ANYTHING WAS MISSED AS TO HOW WE SHOULD BE LIVING AS A DISCIPLE OF OUR LORD AND MASTER.
KEEPING ALL THIS IS MIND AS YOU SERVE THE FATHER AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS; WELL LITTLE MORE TO SAY, THIS IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY IN LIVING BROTHERLY LOVE!