Friday, March 6, 2009

Two Buddies

Tuchicus was known for his faithfulness in ministry. His choices were always tempered by the fact that he saw himself as God’s servant.

He was a man who knew how to encourage others. He was a good listener and waited for the opportunity to lift his fellow believers up with words and in prayer. This is why Paul and Timothy trusted him to report to the believers in Colossi and to return with the report of the condition of the Saints.

His companion Onesimus was also a faithful servant of God. He knew what the literal meaning of slavery (Philemon). He made a practical transference of that knowledge into service for God. Therefore he became a trusted confidant to believers.

Are we like Tuchicus and Onesimus, or are we waiting to be served rather than serve?