Words of Faith 12-9-19
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2019
Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL
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 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
Paul also had a friend named Jesus. Well, of course. No, this Jesus was another friend who was a Jew and a follower of Jesus. Scholars tell us that Jesus was a common Jewish name. This Jesus was a companion of Paul’s and was also called Justus, meaning “righteous.” The three that Paul mentioned here at the close of his letter to the Colossians-- Aristarchus, Mark, and Justus-- were Jews by either birth or conversion.
These three fellow workers for the kingdom of God comforted or consoled Paul by their loving loyalty to him. The word Paul used here that translates as “comfort” is an unusual word, par