The Apostle Paul has received his proper reward. We who can read this are busily gaining our own reward from Christ Jesus. Though he is gone, the Apostle's words still ring clear. And it does us good to remember that the Lord he served is the same Lord we also serve.As we grow in Christ (in the matter of mature obedience) it is well to remember that this growth is accompanied by responsibility. I post this as it was given to me by the very lips of Jesus. Yet I know that such a message has powerful insight for all who desire His will. May God bless your hearts as you soberly consider yourself before His Throne."By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to youI, Paul, who am timid when face to face with you, but bold when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete." (2 Cor. 10: 1-6)Gather the weapons God gave you, brothers and sisters. Is there not a war to wage? Are there not souls to save?Amen.