Today's passage: Philippians 4:21-23
- Every saint is worth our time and consideration. Not just “all the saints,” but “every saint.”
- God used the ministry of the Apostle Paul and other believers in the city of Rome to reach people even inside of Caesar's household. The “household” would have included various people who served Caesar or his entourage in some way or another.
- In these greetings and wishes, we see a people who, by the grace of God, have a new citizenship and comradery with others who they previously would not have felt any loyalty to.
- The very people of Caesar's household have greater things in common with a converted Jew than they do with any Roman politician.
Questions to consider:
- How do we often find ourselves connected with others? What characteristics appeal to us? How do we make friends?
- Who are our people? How does Jesus Christ and the gospel totally change our perspective on how we view ourselves and other people? How does it change the way we view friendship, citizenship, purpose in society, political and cultural differences, etc.?
- Who could you reach out to today that perhaps you wouldn't normally think of on any other given day? How could you bless another person with the love of Christ?