Ways Of Showing Love
Now about the collection for God's people in Jerusalem, you must carry
out the same directions that I gave to the churches in Galatia. On the
first day of every week let each one put aside a certain part of what he
has gained, so that the money will not have to be collected when I come.
When I arrive I will send those whom you select, with letters, to carry
your gift to Jerusalem, and if it is worth while for me to go too, they
shall go with me.
I will come to you after I have passed through Macedonia, for I am going
there. Perhaps I shall spend some time, or even pass the winter with
you, that you may start me on my way, wherever I may be going. I do not
wish to see you merely in passing, for my hope is to stay some time with
you, if the Lord permits. But I will stay in Ephesus until the Feast of
Pentecost, for I have a great opportunity here for work, and there are
If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear while among you, for
he is carrying on the Lord's work even as I am. So let no one slight
him, but see him safely on his way that he may come to me, for I am
waiting for him along with the other brothers.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, be men, be strong! Let all that
you do be done in love.
The churches of the province in Asia send you greetings. Aquila and
Prisca, with the church that meets in their home, also send you
greetings, and so do all the brothers.
I, Paul, add this greeting with my own hand: "The Love of the Lord Jesus
Christ be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus."
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