‘After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans… ‘(v. 16)

Paul turns from sending specific greetings to giving more general greetings — to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. Generally the Early Church met for worship, instruction and fellowship in homes, as we can see from such verses as Romans 16:5,1 Corinthians 16:19, Philemon 2 and Acts 12:12. Paul asks that his letter be read in the Laodicean church as well, and the Colossians in turn were to read the letter from Laodicea. Obviously Paul also wanted the Laodicean believers to be aware of possible threats to their faith. This exchange of letters shows the importance of reading all we can. The more Scripture we absorb the stronger our defences against false teaching will be.
Father, may I be diligent in my reading of Scripture. Help me to learn all I can do that I may not waver in my faith. Amen.
Have a blessed Wednesday.

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