Dear Memorization Team
This week’s Scripture verses, at first glance to me at least, almost seems not as meaty as the other verses that have been so rich. Yet, as I considered these verses they really speak to me about the importance of fellowship and truly caring for each other. It also explains why I am so encouraged by each of you - that we not only deal with real-life situations where we discuss the application to our lives regarding these verses but also because Paul says that he so appreciates Timothy - that there is no one like him. So you bless me so much as there are not many people like you that will see the value in disciplining themselves to memorize. It reminds me of verse 16 where my RSV version says that you are holding fast to the word of life. You are taking hold of it and letting the Word do a scan over your life in order to see something that you hadn’t seen before.
It may be full time for you just learning the verses but if anything ever pops out at you or you scratch your head over something or even if the verse/verses act as a springboard to remind you of another truth, please pass it along. We really need each other. My intention is not to single her out but even the times that Joyce and I have not seen eye-to-eye on some of the verses, those discussion have truly challenged my thinking. The Body of Christ will have different perspectives. Disagreement is healthy. It’d be pretty boring if we all thought the same way.
Here is God’s precious Word for us this week:
Philippians 2:19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.
Philippians 2:20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. (ESV)
Philippians 2:19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you.
Philippians 2:20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. (NIV)
Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state
Philippians 2:20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.(NKJV)
Like Timothy, dear brothers and sisters - there is NO ONE like YOU!