Whom have sent unto you for the same purpose,
that ye might know our affairs,
and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
Although Paul faced the difficulties of imprisonment, he was more concerned about the people in Ephesus than he was about himself.
Rather than keeping Tychicus close at hand for his own personal benefit, Paul sent him back to bless the people in Asia Minor.
Even in his time of difficulty and danger, Paul was concerned more to bless than he was to be blessed.
Isn’t that a great example to us today?
We so often get upset about our minor inconveniences and ruin our attitude toward everyone around us.
Paul’s example should convict us and lead us to be a blessing to others regardless of our circumstances.
- Ask the Lord to forgive you for letting your difficulties ruin your attitude.
- Ask the Lord to help you to be a blessing to others no matter your personal circumstances.
- Ask the Lord to convict you with His Spirit when you begin to focus too much on yourself and your situation.
- Ask the Lord to expand your heart with His grace so that you can use your inconveniences, problems, struggles, and challenges as opportunities to share and to display His grace.
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