Timeless truths from Philippians 2:25-26.
There are a few people you meet in your lifetime that challenge you by their example. Epaphroditus was a man like that in his day. He left Philippi to minister to Paul. But he became deathly ill. When the church back home found out, Epaphroditus became very distressed. His concern was others fretting over him. Instead of hoping others would fret over his condition, this man grieved that others were concerned.
I’ve met some men who challenged me in my attitude and walk with Christ. Actually, it wasn’t anything they said that raised the bar; it was how they lived. Roger Voke has received his rewards in heaven. Being around this godly man challenged me to be more like Jesus. Because Roger was like Jesus.
A worthy goal in life is to be so much like Jesus that the way we live becomes a challenge and encouragement to other Christians.
“But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need; because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.” Philippians 2:25-26 NASB