"The consideration of these things has long engaged me to attend to this matter, with the utmost diligence and care, and exactness of search and inquiry, that I have been capable of. It is a subject on which my mind has been peculiarly intent, ever since I first entered on the study of divinity. But as to the success of my inquiries it must be left to the judgment of the reader of the following treatise."
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. 13 For I bear him witness that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
What in the world would move a successful traveling evangelist, in the Apostle Paul company, no less to agonize in prayer for a people far away?
Love, love for his community, and love for his Master and Savior Jesus Christ is the answer.
If you can find no other reason to develop a sincere dynamic, growing Biblical prayer life, let your love for Christ and your neighbor constrain you to prayer. Your soul will be satisfied in the battle.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…
Glory to God in the highest.
Assistant Editor: Seven Jefferson Gossard
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All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition.
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