I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
In fact, we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. We also pray for this: your maturity.
But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God's grace.
We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!
But even if I am poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up what was lacking in your ministry to me.
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.