II Corinthians 7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
Paul had the Corinthians in his heart. He wanted to be their friends for an entire lifetime. He had them in his heart but not only in his heart but to be with them no matter what happened. He never wanted to hurt them. He might tell the truth but it was to help them.
I understand this on a small scale. I love the people that God has given me to serve. I love them. I think about then in my waking hours and even in my dreams. I want to live and die with them.
I hunger to see them grow spiritually. I want their success. I want them to enjoy God’s richest blessings!