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The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. (Philippians 2:20)
Timothy was one in a million. Of all Paul’s traveling companions over the years, Paul speaks the most highly of Timothy.
We first meet Timothy in Acts 16:1-2: “Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And a disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.” Timothy was already a believer when Paul arrived. This is a little odd because Paul is the first missionary to go there. But, remember in Acts two where there were thousands of people who came to Christ? They were from all over the parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa closest to Judea.
Then Luke says “and he was well spoken of by the brethren who were in Lystra and Iconium.” (Philippians 2:21) So, Timothy is known in four cities already, a convert, and well-spoken of. Paul saw something in him. That “something” would flower into Paul’s most faithful companion.
May we all be champions of Christ, like Timothy!
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