3 I was most happy when some friends arrived and brought the news that you persist in following the way of Truth.
4 Nothing could make me happier than getting reports that my children continue diligently in the way of Truth!
5 Dear friend, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible.
6 They've made a full report back to the church here, a message about your love. It's good work you're doing, helping these travelers on their way, hospitality worthy of God himself!
7 They set out under the banner of the Name, and get no help from unbelievers.
8 So they deserve any support we can give them. In providing meals and a bed, we become their companions in spreading the Truth.