The Law-lovers (Judaizers) were always after Paul. He defends his apostleship against the lies of these men who are trying to bring down the gospel. But not only Judaizers, false apostles would come too.
Paul, an apostle by the will of God explains his servanthood, his sufferings, along with his jealousy and concern for the church. He would love to visit them again!
In his threefold closing (or benediction) of his letter he cements his love for the church:
- May the love and peace of God be with them (13:11)
- May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with them (13:14)
- May the fellowship (communion) of the Holy Spirit be with all (13:14)