Anglican Devotional 18 May 2024: Faithfullness And Sincerity

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 18 May 2024 – Faithfullness And Sincerity

TOPIC: Faithfullness And Sincerity

READ: Philippians 2: 19-24(NKJV)

  1. But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state.
  2. For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.
  3. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.
  4. But you know his proven character, that as a son with [his] father he served with me in the gospel.
  5. Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me.
  6. But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.

THE MESSAGE:

In our passage today, we read about Apostle Paul’s intention to send somebody to the Philippians, so that he could get the account of their affairs and other things concerning the church as at that time. Timothy was one in thought, feeling and spirit with Paul as regards things relating to love for the church of God. He was a man of an excellent spirit and tender heart who was faithful and sincere in his duties. He was also that man who had been tried and made full part of Paul’s ministry, unlike others who were looking after what would bring them gain in place of things which are of Jesus Christ. Paul was looking for like-minded fellows.

It is a pity today that what we see as sincerity, faithfulness, commitment and sacrifice most times especially within the church, is simply rooted in the desire for selfish gain. The quest for personal profit has taken the place of faithfulness and sincerity in both secular and spiritual environments, even among those who are expected to be good role models to their generations as well as the younger ones coming behind them.

Ask yourself: Why am I into what I am into? Where does my interest lie in the assignment placed before me? As for Timothy, Paul testified that he was concerned about the welfare of others. As clergy, church officer or leader, have you ever thought about what can be said about you concerning your service now? God is looking for a faithful and sincere person at this crucial time; will you be that one person?

PRAYER: Father, help me to be faithful and sincere, even where Iam now, Amen.

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