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Day 11 – Philippians 2:21-24
Categories: Don’s Daily Devotions
Fri 22nd May – Read Philippians 2:21-24
V21: Paul compares Timothy’s genuine concern and love with others who, whatever they claim, he sees as motivated by self interest, perhaps self-esteem, to be thought well of and seen as “fine Christians” ( though we have no details of whom he speaks and why.) Certainly, he sees them as not motivated by a true desire to serve Christ and glorify His Name. How we all need to examine ourselves, and our motivation in service.
V22: But he can commend Timothy as one who has proved himself a true servant of the Lord and of the churches, one who is like a son to him, in love and gospel service. Other Scriptures indicate this special relationship, especially the 2 letters in the NT from Paul to Timothy himself V23: So, his intention to send Timothy to them, once he knows what is to happen to himself, rather than keep him by his side testifies to his love for the Philippians, as well as his trust in Timothy.
V24: Still he hopes that he WILL be set free and see them again himself – if it is the Lord’s will. ( “I trust in the Lord that …) Like Paul, can we hold our hopes and longings in true submission to God’s will?