Happy Fourth of July!
Titus 3:12–15 (ESV)
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos
on their way; see that they lack nothing. 14 And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
15 All who are with me send greetings
to you. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.
Paul’s closing remarks mention four co-workers who, with him, spread the Gospel
and minister to churches in various locations. Paul and the others could not perform such ministries without the help of other Christians, so his closing includes instructions for their support. Whether or not we personally work in outreach ministry, we need
to support others as they evangelize, teach, and minister in Christ’s name. God, who redeemed us with the precious blood of Jesus and saw to it that we received His dear message, will give us opportunities to serve and support others. What a privilege
to serve with our brothers and sisters in Christ in God’s kingdom!
I pray: O Lord, entrust me, dear Lord, with the opportunity to tell another person of Your redeeming love. Amen.