Re:Verse passage – Philippians 2:19-30 (day seven)
“But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.” vs 22
The relationship of Paul and Timothy is one of my favorite dynamics in the New Testament. Take a look through the latter parts of Acts and the letters to Timothy and you will see the progression of Timothy’s training. It began in such a way where Timothy was a young man in whom Paul saw potential, so he brought him on his team and invested in Him. Then we see Paul challenging Timothy, though young in his faith, to be a leader. He eventually becomes one of Paul’s most trusted companions. Paul saw potential, invested, cultivated, and sent him out!
We all have had those people in our lives who have helped shape our faith journey. They saw the potential in us and invested. They cultivated our theology and then sent us out to do the same for others. This is the model of discipleship!
Have you experienced this? Who has been a Paul to you? Who has been your Timothy? These are questions that we should ask and answer often!