“At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me, May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear.” 2 Timothy 4:16-17 At one point those closest to Paul didn’t stand with him. It appears they deserted him altogether. That’s a hard place for a leader. But Paul took the high road when he wrote this letter. He asked the Lord to not hold that against his people. In doing so his heart…

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