Comfort Your Hearts

Ephesians 6:22. “Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.”

Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the Ephesians.  He didn’t know how much longer Rome would let him live, and he knew the people in all the churches he’d helped establish prayed for him and wanted news of him. It was for this reason that he sent men like Tychicus to take his letters to the churches. Not only would the messenger deliver the letter, which was usually read to the entire body; he would also bring news of Paul’s health, his legal status,  and whether there was any hope that he would be able to visit them again.

As far as we know, this epistle was written in a.d. 64.  Best estimates are that Paul died sometime in a.d. 65-68. He felt. toward his converts, as a loving father does toward his children. He considered the fears they would have for his well-being, That is why his benedictions are often so tender.

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2 thoughts on “Comfort Your Hearts

  1. I started Philippians with my devotional group circuit last week. I wrote the lessons in 2009 and since them most of the group I started with are home with the Lord. It is a wonderful letter too. I am enjoying it the second time around, and still adding to it!

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