Philippians 2:25-30

A devotional commentary of Philippians 2:25-30.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 2:25-30

Ministering to one another in the Lord (Philippians 2:25-30)

The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, reported in September 1985 a celebration at a New Orleans municipal pool. The party around the pool was held to celebrate the first summer in memory without a drowning at any New Orleans city pool. In honour of the occasion, two hundred people gathered, including one hundred certified lifeguards.

As the party was breaking up and the four lifeguards on duty began to clear the pool, they found a fully dressed body in the deep end. They tried to revive Jerome Moody, thirty-one, but it was too late. He had drowned surrounded by lifeguards celebrating their successful season.

I wonder how many visitors and strangers are among us drowning in loneliness, hurt, and doubt, while we, who could help them, don’t realise it. We Christians have reason to celebrate, but our mission, as the old hymn says, is to “rescue the perishing.” And often they are right next to us. In that sense, we are called to minister to one another in the Lord.

There are three qualities for ministering to one another in the Lord.

They are:

  • Involvement (2:25)
  • Sensitivity (2:26-28)
  • Sacrifice (2:29-30)

We cannot minister to one another in isolation. Therefore, we must be involved.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians

Philippians 1:1-11 | Philippians 1:12-18 | Philippians 1:19-26 | Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 2:1-4 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Philippians 2:12-18 | Philippians 2:19-24 | Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 3:1-3 | Philippians 3:4-11 | Philippians 3:12-16 | Philippians 3:17-21

Philippians 4:1-7 | Philippians 4:8-9 | Philippians 4:10-23

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