June 17, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Philippians 2:19-24

“But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the Gospel.”
Philippians 2:22

Joy in Dedicated Co-Workers

The joy of Christian love is expressed in trusting our coworkers. St. Paul had full confidence in young Timothy. As a son with a father, Timothy had labored with Paul on many missions. Because Timothy knew the love of Christ, he had a loving concern for people. Paul also had Epaphroditus as a brother and fellow soldier in the army of Christ.
Disheartened by the weakness of some, Paul says; “they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ” [vs. 21]. He does not lose heart by thinking only of the insincere people. He rejoices that God in His grace touched Timothy and Epaphroditus with the true love of Jesus and made them trusty co-workers.
When people are wrapped up in their own affairs, we are inclined to be discouraged. Satan tempts us to suspect every professing, Christian. A careful look around will show us true co-workers, concerned for our welfare and ready to serve. The one true friend or the true faithful worker is enough to bring us joy.
Are we ready to trust our co-workers? Paul could give Timothy full confidence on his missions. We can depend on the power of Christ in our co-workers. We know that joy of pastors and fellow servants in the work of Christ.

We thank You, Lord, for the joy of all those that serve with and around us. Amen.

June 17, 1961

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