It is easy to glance over the introduction to any of the epistles we read in the Bible. It just states the name of the writer and who they are writing to with a blessing to the people. But there is much more to these introductions than this superficial information.
Paul’s writings to the churches were not for him to boast, brag, or domineer over anyone. It was always rooted in his love for Christ. In the beginning of this letter, we see that Paul, before anything else, was fueled by his love for Jesus and his love for serving Him. If our motivation is anything less than a love for Him and His Word, we will fall short and be doing it for ourselves. What is motivating you today?
Pastor Sean Boehm