Theme = ‘fellowship’
Paulâ€™s describes deep, sacrificial love â€“ but how often churches are full of niceness rather than love, acquaintances rather than brothers and sisters, pretending rather than sharing.
Feeling like God is angry with us, our own weakness, being afraid, and feeling like God is taking too long - all these can stop us coming to God in prayer. But they did not stop David.
We arenâ€™t perfect, so our deep unity in Christ doesnâ€™t always make it to the surface. So Paul teaches: be what you are, let the truth of who you are in Christ be visible in your behaviour: that is what it means to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.