Affection For God's People
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Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.
This is what comforted us. In addition to our own comfort, we were even more delighted at the joy of Titus, because his spirit had been set at rest by all of you. For if I have been doing some boasting about you to him, I have never been ashamed of it. Moreover, since everything we told you was true, our boasting to Titus has also proved to be true. His affection for you is even greater as he remembers how obedient all of you were and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.
We cared so deeply for you that we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives. That is how dear you were to us.
For God is my witness how much I long for all of you with the compassion that the Messiah Jesus provides.
My children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until the Messiah is formed in you.
Besides everything else, I have a daily burden because of my anxiety about all the churches.
even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children. We cared so deeply for you that we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives. That is how dear you were to us.