Your love (Col. 1:8)

“Epaphras

Has made known

To us

Your love

In the Spirit.”

ὁ καὶ δηλώσας ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἀγάπην ἐν Πνεύματι.

Paul said, “Epaphras has made known (ὁ καὶ δηλώσας) to us (ἡμῖν) your love (τὴν ὑμῶν ἀγάπην) in the Spirit (ἐν Πνεύματι).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word δηλώσας, that means to make plain, declare, or reveal.  Paul explained that Epaphras had let him know about their spiritual love.  Apparently, the church at Colossae was founded by Epaphras (Ἐπαφρᾶς).  He also was a missionary who may have founded other churches in the Colossae area also.  Do you have a spiritual love for anyone?