1 Let brotherly love continue.
The Word of God records the fellowship of the Disciples and the Family of Jesus Continues.
2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Paul certainly records with Luke that angel visitations happened. In Prison.
3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Peter was not un-married, nor did Jesus ever ask him to be single. The men all traveled to bring the Good News with their wives.
5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
Jesus was seen to be the Love and the Promises. The Word of Life.
7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Paul wanted Governor Felix to know Jesus. Felix was to suffer the loss of his family when Pompeii was destroyed. Paul's gift of Jesus is lasting.
9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
The least popular teaching of Jesus was to eat His Body and drink His Blood. Today we rely upon the Grace of Jesus in Communion. His Disciples bravely continued in what Jesus had told them to teach.
11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.
Jesus changes lives. The men hid and then with multitudes, praised the Eternal Victory of Jesus.
14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
The House of Jesus has many rooms.
15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Thank You, Father God for the Love Jesus has for us today.
17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
Beloved, let us love one another for Love is of God. This is the Commandment of Jesus.
18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.
Father, help us to live the way, the truth, the Life Jesus wants for us. Amen.
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead
our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will,
working in us [you] that which is pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 1:20
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.
22 I appeal to you, brothers, [brothers and sisters] hear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon.
24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you.
Amazing things … Paul believed and wrote about. His promises were all complete even after Jesus Christ returned to Heaven. Paul believes the same things that happened to Abraham 2-3,000 years ago, still occurs.
Some of the most important points in this chapter - the promises of God toward those who have preached the Good News. Paul is saying we can recall God has rewarded those individuals who have believed, lived and preached the good news. And in my life, I can say I do remember the reward of those who have believed. Sometimes seriously unhappy things have occurred to those preaching the Good News, but not permanent things to eternity. Just as Hebrews tell us, they have not been permanently flattened:
32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again,
but the wicked are brought down by calamity.
He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.
We are correct to pray for each other and our spiritual leaders. May Father God equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us [you] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
I would love to feel not dizzy ever again from my ears or my eyesight. That would be lovely.
Bless us to have a Life of the Fruit of Your Holy Spirit that we will please You Father and find the Joy that was Yours so well. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †