In conclusion, Paul took time to thank a long list of friends at a church which he had not visited. It is assumed that many of these leaders probably met Paul during their travel to eastern province.
Paul in his note commended Phoebe, who was a servant of the church in Cenchrea. Greetings were sent to Priscilla and Aquila. Greetings to several others were sent and instructed to greet each other with a holy kiss.
He gave them a final warning about deceivers, whose disruptive behavior he knows quite well.
Romans 16:17-19 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.Among other names, Paul also included the names of Timothy and also Tertius who drafted this letter. After learning the personality of Paul, I can only imagine how many corrections Tertius would have made to this letter!
He concluded praise of God, who has revealed what had been kept a mystery. While signing off, Paul's thoughts return to the wisdom and glory of God.