Have you ever just needed to be encouraged? Sometimes we need to be rebuked and corrected. Other times we just simply need to be affirmed and encouraged. Blessed is the person who knows when we need that time of affirmation. I had a Seminary Professor who did that for me. God is like that. To the church at Philadelphia, He exhorts. To this church, on this occasion at least, He has no words of condemnation. Hear, or as the text reads, “Behold” these words of encouragement.