maintain good works
Acts 18:3
and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
Acts 20:35
In every way I've shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Ephesians 4:28
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
For you remember our labor and hardship, brothers. Working night and day so that we would not burden any of you, we preached God's gospel to you.
2 Thessalonians 3:8
we did not eat anyone's bread free of charge; instead, we labored and toiled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
that
Isaiah 61:3
to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the LORD, to glorify Him.
Matthew 7:19
Every tree that doesn't produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Matthew 21:19
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He went up to it and found nothing on it except leaves. And He said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" At once the fig tree withered.
Luke 13:6-9
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And He told this parable: "A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.
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He told the vineyard worker, 'Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?'
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"But he replied to him, 'Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
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Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.'"
John 15:8
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.
John 15:16
You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
Romans 15:28
So when I have finished this and safely delivered the funds to them, I will go by way of you to Spain.
Philippians 1:11
filled with the fruit of righteousness that [comes] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 4:17
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that is increasing to your account.
Colossians 1:10
so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing [to Him], bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
Hebrews 6:6-12
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and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.
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For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it, and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for, receives a blessing from God.
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But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and about to be cursed, and will be burned at the end.
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Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.
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For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.
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Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope,
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so that you won't become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
2 Peter 1:8
For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.