April 3 – The Believer’s Virtue

A lady called Phoebe caught Paul’s special attention with her exceptional servant heart. Paul recognized her efforts as she ministered to people’s needs. Paul mentioned in his letter,

“I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also” (Romans 16:1-2). 

 

Lesson:

Christians’ efforts are not limited to Sunday worship services. We are required to demonstrate Christ’s love within and without the church. It is important that we minister to others and help meet their needs. Some fellow Christians are in dire need of what we can afford. Some do not need extra material but need moral support. Each believer must be sensitive to the needs of others and make a significant effort to assist them. Whether money and material are needed or not, brethren must operate as a theme and share common love as Christ would expect them. No brother or sister in Christ should be left unattended to. Each Christian is a member of God’s kingdom; everyone must be treated with respect since we are co-sharers of God’s benefits. However, the fact that God is watching our attitude towards other brethren should be resonating in our hearts! Whatever we do to a brother or sister in Christ is what we are technically doing to God himself. God is watching us!

 

Prayer:

Dear God, please help me to be a relevant Christian who offers support and make positive contributions to other brethren’s lives. Please help me to be relevant in your kingdom! Again, I want to faithfully serve you and support others. Give me the resources needed to take care of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Empower me to stand upright and support your gospel, and all that associate with it. Give me understanding and energy to do whatever necessary to promote your name in the lives of others, so that your name can be glorified always. At the end of it all, let me qualify to hear “Weldone and welcome my good servant in heaven!” For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

This article is allowed for non-commercial distribution only. Copyright © James Taiwo.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on mix

Related Posts!

BE WISE AND PROPERLY USE YOUR TONGUE – James

Tongue Is Powerful – Use It Cautiously (Passage: James 3) The human tongue powerful. It can be referred to as a make-or-break tool that we …

Read More

ADAM LOST SALVATION; JESUS REGAINED IT – Genesis

Adam, Being Human, Lost Salvation; Jesus, Being Divine, Regained Salvation (Passage: Genesis 1,2,3) “Mistakes have no master,” as people say, but not all mistakes shared …

Read More

ENEMY WILL PRY ON YOUR SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY – Luke

Christians Must Be Sensitive To Discern The Evil Ones Always (Passage: Luke 20) Children of God must be prayerful and watchful. We must not allow the …

Read More