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Verse 1: “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.”

How many parents out there like to repeat your instructions to your children? 🙂 Why do you repeat yourselves? Because you want to make sure your children hear AND understand your instructions. I’ve told my own sons before how important it is to listen to what their mother and I say…one day, it could save their lives.

I was struck by the part of this verse that stated “For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.” I consulted my copy of the Holman concordance on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians, and found this statement on page 242: “Paul consciously repeated himself, knowing repetition leads to learning. What he wrote was so important he wanted to make sure they did not miss his points.”

So, once more, just to make sure you don’t miss it 🙂 : Rejoice in the Lord!

Something to think about.

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