Ephesians 6:21

But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
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AD 400
Through Tychicus the Ephesians would learn how the apostle is faring, and he would ascertain how things are going in Ephesus. There was no doubt in their minds that the apostle’s actions were godly. But the people at Ephesus needed to know more detail about how he was acting in response to idolatrous charges and ploys. And from the Ephesians Paul needed to know whether or not they were growing. ...


AD 400
So that they might be happy to obey and listen to Tychicus Paul calls him a most beloved brother and a useful servant of God.

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
Note that Tychicus is described not as a minister to Paul but as a minister in the Lord with regard to the gospel and the mystery. .


AD 420
This might be understood in two ways: Either Tychicus was sent to Ephesus to announce to them that Paul’s chains had become famous in the whole praetorium and his imprisonment had been profitable to the faith of the gospel … or Tychicus was sent to tell them more about Paul’s life and daily work, of which they were not aware, so as to give them a clearer pattern of how to live. –. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
As soon as he had mentioned his chains, he leaves something for Tychicus also to relate to them of his own accord. For whatever topics there were of doctrine and of exhortation, all these he explained by his letter: but what were matters of bare recital, these he entrusted to the bearer of the letter. That ye may know my affairs, that is, may be informed of them. This manifests both the love which he entertained towards them, and their love towards him. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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