I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last you have renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me, but lacked the opportunity [to show it].
For who is our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?
For you are our glory and joy!
But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and love, and that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want to see you.
Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.
For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience because of you before our God,
as we pray earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?
For I was very glad when some brothers came and testified to your [faithfulness] to the truth-- how you are walking in the truth.
I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Let whoever is wise understand these things, and whoever is insightful recognize them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing wrong was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and fairness and turned many from sin.
But when I saw that they were deviating from the truth of the gospel, I told Cephas in front of everyone, "If you, who are a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel Gentiles to live like Jews?"
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
For you were once darkness, but now [you are] light in the Lord. Walk as children of light--
If we say, "We have fellowship with Him," and walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth.
But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
the one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.