The struggle for others (chapter 2)

Paul said that he was struggling for many people that he has never met.  He wanted them to be encouraged and united in love.  Thus, they might have a good understanding and knowledge of God’s mystery, Jesus Christ.  All the treasures of wisdom can be found in Christ.  They were not to be deceived by other people.  Even though he was not there, he was there in spirit.  He rejoiced in their firm faith in Christ.