78 Verses For Understanding Holy Self-Interest in Christianity

Exodus 34:14
The LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 32:47
For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life.

Psalm 23:3
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 31:3
For thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Psalms 37:4
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalm 115:3
Our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee.

Isaiah 48:11
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it.

Isaiah 48:11
I will not give my glory unto another.

Jeremiah 14:21
Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake.

Malachi 3:10
Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.

Matthew 6:4
Thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Matthew 6:20
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven

Matthew 10:42
I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited…

Matthew 18:9
It is better for thee to enter into life…

Matthew 19:29
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters… for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold…

Matthew 22:19
Love thy neighbor as thyself.

Matthew 23:12
He that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Matthew 25:21
Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Mark 8:35-36
For what shall it profit a man…

Mark 10:21
… and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

Luke 6:23
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you.

Luke 9:24
Whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

Luke 10:20
Rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 19:22
He said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing…

John 6:27
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life.

John 10:10
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 12:26
If any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

John 16:24
Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Acts 2:40
Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Acts 20:35
It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Romans 8:28
All things work together for good to them that love God…

Romans 9:22
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.

1 Corinthians 3:8
Every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 9:7a
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges?

1 Corinthians 9:7b
Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof?

1 Corinthians 9:17
If I do this thing willingly, I have a reward.

1 Corinthians 9:24
They which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize. So run, that ye may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:25
They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 9:27
Lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 15:19
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

Galatians 6:8
He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Ephesians 5:29
No man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it.

Ephesians 6:3
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Ephesians 6:8
Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.

Philippians 3:7
What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Philippians 3:8a
I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord

Philippians 3:8b
I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.

Philippians 3:11
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

1 Timothy 4:8
Godliness is profitable unto all things.

1 Timothy 4:16
Take heed… for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1 Timothy 6:19
By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves.

2 Timothy 2:6
The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 2:11
If we be dead with him, we shall also live with him.

Titus 3:8
These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 10:35
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

Hebrews 11:6
He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:26
He had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

Hebrews 11:35
Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Hebrews 12:2
For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross

1 Peter 1:9
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

1 John 1:8
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

1 John 2:12
Your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.

3 John 1:2
I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Jude 1:21
Look for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Revelation 3:11
Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 3:18
Buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich.

Revelation 3:21
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne.

Revelation 4:11
Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 16:15
Blessed is he that watcheth.

Revelation 21:7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 22:7
Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:14
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life.