|“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, |
and the love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
|—2 Corinthians 13:14|
The Apostle Paul was very gifted in saying good-bye at the end of his letters. Please note these words that close 2 Corinthians 13:11-14:
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice!
Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All God’s people here send their greetings.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Part of a worthy walk of obedience as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, is to live in such peace with one another that we move quickly to restore any breech in our relationships with one another. It is critically important that we be “of one mind.”
As we gather for worship this coming Sunday, let’s make certain we are at peace with our brothers and sisters in Christ. If relationships need restoring, let’s do everything in our power to bring about restoration.
That will certainly please God and also bring His blessing into our lives.