TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Scripture: Philippians 2:19-24
After a lifetime of ministry planting many churches, Paul makes this comment to the Philippian church in verses 19-21, “But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.” How is it that a man can spend a lifetime in ministry and then only have one individual who he can trust that will not take advantage of people because they haven’t passed the mammon test? That is what Paul said. “I have one guy who I can send you I trust. His name is Timothy.” Maybe all the others were already sent out in other places, but at this moment in time, Paul said I have one. How would you like to have a lifetime in ministry and only be able to say, “I have just one.”? Having a church of 50,000 is a lot more successful according to men, but what was it Jesus said? “…what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.” Is it better to have one you can send who has no compromise in him or have 50,000 full of mixed-seed? I think I would go with Paul and the one. Just having one would not pay the bills. 50,000 would be a lot better deal when it comes to paying the bills. But when it comes to eternity, I will take the one, every time.