Colossians 4:2-6 - Further Advice For The Christian Life
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Colossians 1:9-23 - Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence
Colossians 2:1-5 - Christ, The Mystery Of God
Colossians 3:5-11 - Put Off The Old Behavior
Colossians 4:1-Colossians 3:25 - Personal Relations In The New Life
Colossians 4:7-17 - Exhortations Regarding Fellow Workers
Colossians 4:2-6 - Further Advice For The Christian Life
1 Thessalonians 1:1-1 - Greeting
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 - Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 - Paul Sends Timothy To Thessalonica
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 - Appeal For Continuing Sanctification
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - The Sudden Arrival Of The Day Of The Lord
Definitions of eagerness
enthusiasm to do or to have something; keenness.
the player showed eagerness to play
keenness enthusiasm avidity fervor zeal wholeheartedness earnestness commitment dedication impatience desire longing yearning hunger appetite ambition yen
Examples of eagerness
the player showed eagerness to play
the player showed eagerness to play
Synonyms of eagerness
1 Chronicles 12:8
From the Gadites there came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
After him Baruch the son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the Angle to the doorway of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
"Let it be known to the king that we have gone to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is being built with huge stones, and beams are being laid in the walls; and this work is going on with great care and is succeeding in their hands.
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
1 Thessalonians 2:17
But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while--in person, not in spirit--were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.
"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction ' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.
If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
2 Chronicles 15:15
All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
1 Chronicles 28:9
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by Jews.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
1 Peter 2:2
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
2 Peter 1:5
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
When He killed them, then they sought Him, And returned and searched diligently for God; And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer. But they deceived Him with their mouth And lied to Him with their tongue.read more.
"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
2 Corinthians 8:7
But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
1 Peter 3:13
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
1 Peter 5:2
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 Corinthians 14:12
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
2 Peter 1:15
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.
This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
"David himself calls Him 'Lord'; so in what sense is He his son?" And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.
"So I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"
A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us."
And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
1 Timothy 4:15
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
2 Corinthians 8:11
But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability.
They only asked us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.
1 Timothy 6:18
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
"Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.
1 Kings 19:14
Then he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
2 Kings 10:16
He said, "Come with me and see my zeal for the LORD." So he made him ride in his chariot.
His disciples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME."
1 Corinthians 1:7
so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
"You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;