Families are to be encouraged and directed in their love and duties at home. Those who love truth and piety in themselves should love it in others; and the Christians loved this lady, not for her rank, but for her holiness. And where religion truly dwells, it will abide forever. From the Divine Persons of the Godhead, the apostle craves grace, Divine favour, and goodwill, the spring of all good things. It is grace indeed that any spiritual blessing should be given to sinful mortals. Mercy, free pardon, and forgiveness; for those already rich in grace, need continual forgiveness. Peace, the quietness of spirit, and a clear conscience, in assured reconciliation with God, together with all outward prosperity that is really for good: these are desired in truth and love
Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is a Christian’s hope; all our hopes of eternal life are built upon him, and Christ is in us the hope of glory.
Anything which raises questions is not for edifying; that which gives occasion for doubtful disputes, pulls down the Assemblies and Ecclesia, rather than building it up.
The godliness of heart and life can only be kept up and increased, by the exercise of faith in the truths and promises of God, through Jesus Christ.
If the devil cannot hinder ministers from labouring in the word and doctrine, he will, if possible, hinder the success of their labours. No one would willingly labour in vain. It is the will and purpose of God, that we enter into His kingdom through many afflictions.
And the apostles, far from flattering people with the expectation of worldly prosperity in religion, told them plainly they must count upon trouble in the flesh. Herein they followed the example of their great Master, the Author of our faith.
It is best for us when our duty becomes natural. That is, sincerely, and not in pretense only, with a willing heart and upright views. We are apt to prefer our own credit, ease, and safety, to truth, holiness, and duty.
Paul desired liberty, not that he might take pleasure, but that he might do good.
I am including this link as a way to Yeshua. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPif3PzMCk. May our Father and Yeshua bless all with their Grace and Peace.