by trying to keep us from telling people who've never heard of our God how to be saved. They've made a career of opposing God, and have gotten mighty good at it. But God is fed up, ready to put an end to it.
Do you have any idea how very homesick we became for you, dear friends? Even though it hadn't been that long and it was only our bodies that were separated from you, not our hearts, we tried our very best to get back to see you.
You can't imagine how much we missed you! I, Paul, tried over and over to get back, but Satan stymied us each time.
Who do you think we're going to be proud of when our Master Jesus appears if it's not you?