In Sincerity

Ephesians 6:21-24 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. To the Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus. 

‘Tychicus’ was probably an Ephesian. Acts 20:4; Col. 4:7; 2Tim. 4:12; Tit. 3:12.

‘Comfort your hearts’ – we are comforted by God’s merciful kindness according to His Word (Ps. 119:76).

‘Peace be to the brethren’ – Christ left us His peace, not the kind the world gives (John 14:27), that was His dying legacy. Permit the peace of God to garrison or keep your heart and mind through Jesus Christ (Php. 4:7).

‘Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.’ God’s grace has always been conditional as we see in this verse, for it is stated that it is for those who love Jesus Christ in sincerity, that’s why believers can fall from grace and be removed from Christ (Gal. 1:6-8; 2:21; 3:1-5; 4:8-11, 19; 5:4, 19-21; 6:1-8).

‘Sincerity’ [Greek: aphtharsia] incorruption (1Cor. 15:42); immortality (Rom. 2:7).

‘Written from Rome’ – Written from Rome in 64 A.D. and sent by Tychicus along with Colossians and Philemon. It is the most impersonal of Paul’s epistles.

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