Anglican Devotional 20 May 2024: A Selfless Co-Worker

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 20 May 2024 – A Selfless Co-Worker

TOPIC: A Selfless Co-Worker

READ: Philippians 2: 17-18(NKJV)

  1. Yes, and if I am being poured out [as a drink offering] on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
  2. For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.


Our reading today focuses on Paul’s statement about Epaphroditus whom he callsa brother, companion in labour and fellow-soldier in Christ Jesus. Epaphroditus is seen as a useful instrument in the ministry of Apostle Paul and his commitment to minister to others could not be overlooked. He was willing to pay a visit to the Philippian church even with his state health. Paul spoke about Epaphroditus’ willingness to see to the welfare of the brethren and to ensure progress as regards the expansion of gospel among the people.

There are people today in the church and society who are sincerely committed to the welfare of God’s people in all areas. All they ever want is the advancement of the gospel of Christ among all. They can go to any length to make the name of God known to the world; they can sacrifice anything for the sake of gospel!

Today, most of them are being discouraged by events around them. There are some people who stand as Sanballat and Tobiah, using all means to sabotage the efforts of these willing people. As Epaphroditus stood out in his generation, we must not allow anything to discourage us or our good intentions when it comes to the works of God. Nothing should weigh us down or stand as obstacles before us. We have been called and must labour selflessly in depopulating the kingdom of Satan. A selfless co-worker is sought for on a daily basis in the vineyard; the scripture says the harvest is much, and there is need for selfless workers. Will you be the selfless one?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, make me a sincere and selfless worker in your vineyard, Amen.

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