If we begin with love for God and love for fellow man as our motivation, more likely than not, it will be well. That love and reverence for God will guide us to seek His will even as we get to know Him more. It will help us navigate challenging and good times. Paul had rebuked the church in Corinth with love, and was now comforting them. Despite their many weaknesses, his love for them was evident and must have helped many not to fall away from the faith. 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4.