Role models are important in life. We remember individuals who were role models to us. This week we will look at Philippians 2. Four men serve as good role models for us. We will look at specific characteristics that make them good role models.
Today we will look at Timothy.
TIMOTHY’S EXAMPLE (Philippians 2:19-24)
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
Paul praises Timothy. He states Timothy is:
- Likeminded v20
- Will take care of them v20
- Served with Paul in presenting the gospel v22
Paul tells the Philippians’ that he is sending Timothy to them. Timothy was highly trusted by Paul. They had ministered together. Timothy knew Paul’s heart and was ready to lead the Philippian believers.
Although most of you are not in pastoral or missionary service, would someone commend you this way for your service for Jesus? Paul placed a tremendous amount of confidence in Timothy.
The gospel ministry requires like-mindedness to the Bible. That means we read it, believe what it says literally, and obey all of its precepts. We cannot pick and choose what we want to believe.
Then tell others. When they believe teach them the Bible. Although very simplified, that is exactly what Christ taught us to do. He set the example.
I encourage you to evaluate where you are in your walk with the Lord.
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001