The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
CO2 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again
to you in heaviness.
CO2 2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad,
but the same which is made sorry by me?
CO2 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should
have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in
you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
CO2 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto
you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might
know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
King James Bible