For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.…
I. TO DO ALL THINGS "IN THE LORD."
4. Receive ministers.
II. THE REASON FOR THIS. A Christian in all looks to the Lord, and depends upon Him. Carnal men do contrarily. They marry, love, etc., carnally.
(R. Sibbes, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.