Affection For God's People

Most Relevant Verses

Psalm 16:3

With regard to [the] saints who [are] in the land, they [are the] noble ones in [whom is] all my desire.

2 Corinthians 7:13-15

Because of this we have been encouraged, and in addition to our encouragement, we rejoiced much more over the joy of Titus, because his spirit had been refreshed by all of you. For if I have boasted anything to him about you, I have not been put to shame, but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, thus also our boasting to Titus {has proven to be true}. And his affection for you is all the more [when he] remembers the obedience of all of you as you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Longing for you in this way, we determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls, because you had become dear to us.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

{Although we could have insisted on our own importance} as apostles of Christ, yet we became infants in your midst, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children. Longing for you in this way, we determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls, because you had become dear to us.