But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; wherein you were also careful…
I. HE ACKNOWLEDGES THE GIFT — rejoicing in the spirit that prompted it; expressing his contentment and confidence in God; confessing the seasonable nature of the supply.
II. HE COMMENDS THE GIVERS for their special and repeated generosity; exemplification of the spirit of Christianity; acceptable sacrifice to God.
III. HE ASSURES THEM OF AN ABUNDANT RECOMPENSE. God is rich; will supply all their need; by Christ Jesus.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.