One more thing, friends: Pray for us. Pray that the Master's Word will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response, just as it did among you.
And pray that we'll be rescued from these scoundrels who are trying to do us in. I'm finding that not all "believers" are believers.
But the Master never lets us down. He'll stick by you and protect you from evil.
Because of the Master, we have great confidence in you. We know you're doing everything we told you and will continue doing it.
May the Master take you by the hand and lead you along the path of God's love and Christ's endurance.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)