Day 13 - Philippians 2:19-30

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Paul has a short “servants hall of fame” in Phil 2:19-30, comprised of Timothy and Epaphroditus.  

He says this about Timothy: I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests; 21 all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know his proven character, because he has served with me in the gospel ministry like a son with a father.                                                                         ~Philippians 2:20-22

  • He is like-minded with Paul
  • He genuinely cares of about the Philippians
  • He seeks the interests of Jesus Christ, not just his own self-interests!
  • He has a proven character
  • He has faithfully served with Paul in the Gospel. 

Concerning Epaphroditus: Epaphroditus—my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need—  26 since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick. 29 Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with all joy and hold men like him in honor, 30 because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up what was lacking in your ministry to me.                          ~Philippians 2:25-30

  • He is a brother, coworker, and fellow soldier with Paul
  • He faithfully represented the Philippians’ concern to Paul. 
  • He is the kind of man who has earned honor.
  • He came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life.

Lord, how many of those things could be said about me?
  Do I live for the interests of Christ and His people? 
  Do I have a proven character worthy of the honor of God’s people?
  Have I faithfully served, even to the point of risking my well-being  
        for the sake of the Gospel?
  Whose "Servants Hall of Fame" am I in?


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This is the 13th in a series of daily postings on Philippians. You can start at the beginning by clicking here: 
Philippians 1:1