“I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel”
Paul’s commendation of Timothy to the Philippian church is easy to skim over as if it has no relevance for us today. However, it is a winsome account of a faithful disciple and servant to the church. Unique in Paul’s entourage, Timothy has a true and genuine interest in others, seeking not self-interest but the glory and honour of the risen Lord. Obviously we should seek to become more like Jesus Christ, but Timothy is a great model for us too. May you too be strengthened in a genuine concern for the Church, and in looking to the interests of Jesus Christ over your own.
Yours in our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Müllers Prayer Team