For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.…
I. THE SITUATION OF MANKIND. From a spiritual point of view this is such as to awaken the unaffected concern of good men.
II. THE RARITY OF THOSE WHO CARE FOR THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OTHERS.
1. They were rare in Paul's time.
2. They are rare now in proportion to the number who require their efforts, although in a less degree than formerly.
III. THE PRINCIPAL CAUSES OF THIS UNCONCERN.
1. An inordinate and criminal self-love.
2. The prevalence of unbelief.
(E. Payson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.