Or what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
As I read this verse, it occurred to me that Paul is talking about investment here – investing in people. Won’t it be wonderful when we are in heaven, before the Lord Jesus, to see the fruit of those you have invested in for life and godliness and for eternity? It will be great joy!