I thank my God every time I think of you.
Whenever I pray for all of you I always pray with joy,
because you have shared in proclaiming the Good News from the very first day until now.
And I am sure of this: that the One who began a good work among you will keep it growing until it is completed on the Day of the Messiah Yeshua.
It is right for me to think this way about you all, because I have you on my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and establishing the Good News, you are all sharing with me in this privileged work.
God can testify how I long for all of you with the deep affection of the Messiah Yeshua.
And this is my prayer: that your love may more and more overflow in fullness of knowledge and depth of discernment,
so that you will be able to determine what is best and thus be pure and without blame for the Day of the Messiah,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Yeshua the Messiah - to the glory and praise of God.