Colossians 2:1-6 NLT

1 I want you to know how much I have agonized for you and for the church at Laodicea, and for many other friends who have never known me personally.
2 My goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of God's secret plan, which is Christ himself.
3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 I am telling you this so that no one will be able to deceive you with persuasive arguments.
5 For though I am far away from you, my heart is with you. And I am very happy because you are living as you should and because of your strong faith in Christ.
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him.