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 Timothy:

The Extreme Value of Devotion to God


Philippians 2:19-24

 

 Philippians 1 – single mind

Philippians 2 – an exhortation to have a submissive mind (others first), followed by four examples: Jesus, Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus.  From Timothy’s example we learn about deep devotion to God…

  

I.                   Others-mindedness begins with a mind devoted to God – vv. 19-21.

 

A.    A devoted mind considers God’s will in all life’s pursuits – v. 19.

 

B.     A devoted mind is “like-souled” with other devoted believers – vv. 20-21.

 

1.      Devotion to God results in genuine interest in the believers’ concerns – v. 20.

 

2.      Devotion to God results in seeking His kingdom first – v. 21.

 

II.                Devotion to God results in caring for His servants – v. 22.

 

III.             A devoted servant is valuable in the eyes of God and other believers – vv. 23-24.

 

 

A mind devoted to God considers the well-being of other believers and is valuable in the eyes of God and people.