Philippians 2:26
Not Wanting To Be A Bother

26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

We are interested in others – they are objects of our affection.
But we don’t want them to be distracted and give us all their attention,
Because they have a much higher One who should be their occupation.
He is the One who unites us all and intends us to work out our salvation.

It is not a man, no matter how great he is, who is the final solution.
God Himself is the only One who is our Great Consolation.
Men, for the most part, only can see an issue from their own position.
The one guided by the Spirit of God is the trusted one in this situation.

I can understand the concern of the people when one of their own is ill.
But his state of health may be recovered, while disunity continues still.
A man of faith trusts God for his health, and is conscious of God’s will,
Wanting God’s people to be as one and their obligations fill.

Grace in a man is a beauty to see – confidence and quiet trust
Faith helps him understand God allowed him to suffer thus.
Hope in the promises God has given, helps him act as he feels he must.
Examples of men who love the Lord are ways that God teaches us.

“I thank Thee Father, for the unobtrusive people who are going about their lives in quiet faithfulness to Thee. They often are unseen and unknown by us, but they all are known to Thee. Bless them and continue to make them a blessing, I pray: in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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