Proven Character

I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me. For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.1Corinthians 4:14-17

Despite their carnal, even sometimes hateful immaturity, Paul always looked on the Corinthian believers with an affectionate paternal care. When he wanted to warn them, he was saying “put in mind ” this purposeful admonishing as a reminder of something being wrong, and should be corrected. Today, we don’t have very many Pastor/teachers who look to be not only the voice to likewise warn the church body of it’s wrongdoing, but will always want the accountability of also being an example to the church in living by what is taught to be correct biblical behavior. Ten thousand instructors—The term actually is saying “countless tutors,” referring to the hyperbole of an unlimited number of moral guardians used with children. Yet only Paul, was there spiritual father; with no one caring like he did. This is truly an act of discipleship that Jesus taught to His own disciples. To look after the needs of others, and not just for your own selves. Timothy’s example—Timothy had been so faithfully discipled by Paul that he could be sent in the great apostles stead with confidence that he would perfectly represent him, referring to doctrine and not having to fear of any compromise. By living with this conviction, Timothy, by his own instruction and example would further reinforce the eternal truths Paul had taught him. Paul’s use of Timothy was not just in Corinth, in Philippi, Paul wrote to commend Timothy before them: But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerly care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus, But you know his proven character, that as son with his father he served with me in the gospel (Philippians 2:19-22). When Paul mentioned “like-minded” literally meant “one-souled” or often translated “kindred spirit.” Timothy was one in thought, feeling,and spirit with Paul. With a strong love for the church, he was as unique being Paul’s protege being a younger version of Paul himself.

Beloved friend, Do you have an urge to speak, something to say? (Discipling) What do you want to leave to the generation behind you? What in your life will endure through all generations like the Word of God? Do you have an ear to hear? (Being discipled) Can you be corrected by others without taking offense? Are you humble enough to be taught by someone who is younger than you? Do you follow through quickly with instruction given, or are you someone who will “put it off tillmanana”(tomorrow)? These are just some of the proven character traits that the true disciple and follower of Christ must come to terms with. But for what is at stake, meaning the lives of those whom you love, Can you be someone who can be imitated be found trustworthy to be followed? No one is perfect. In fact, the best teacher, is the person who says, ” I was wrong in how I was treating you, but I’ve repented from that, and God has shown me His mercy and forgiveness. Will you forgive me?”

May the Lord bless your walk!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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