Colossians 4:7  All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:

Paul, the most sold out, dedicated worker I can image, says some really wonderful and kind things about Tychicus.

He calls him a beloved brother so obviously Paul loved him very much. I appreciate that but the next two words just jump off the page for me.

Paul calls him a faithful minister or servant. Now that is an honor for someone like Paul to say. Remember this is the Paul that wouldn’t allow John Mark to go on the missionary journey because John Mark wasn’t faithful. Paul could be hard and demanding but Tychicus has passed the test.

Then Paul called him a fellowservant putting him right along side of Paul himself. What an honor that Paul would think of him not as a helper but right there beside him.

I wonder now what would Paul say about me if we worked together. Would he see me as a faithful servant or do I show a lack of faithfulness. Would he consider me a fellowservant.

I know someone is going to say that they do not care what others think but I do, especially great servants of God like Paul.

I want to work at being a better servant, more faithful, and in my place doing what I was called to do.

Tomorrow’s reading will be Jude 1 which is the only chapter in that book. Then during the month of June we will read I Corinthians and II Corinthians. I must thank Kyle Shreve for helping me with our Bible reading plan.

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