Finally brother, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Great one another with a holy kiss. All the saints send their greetings.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
The Corinthians were called to examine and test themselves to see if they really were Christians. We all get physical checkups regularly, in the same way Paul tells us to give ourselves spiritual checkups. If we are not taking active steps to grow closer to God, we are becoming lame and ineffective.
His farewell greetings are worthy of deeper reflection. He challenges them to do several things so that they would experience the love of God and his peace;
aim for perfection,
listen to his words,
be of one mind,
live in peace.
I have noted these 4 challenges in my bible as a reminder!