A MENTOR INDEED: Devotion for Tuesday October 4, 2016
Text: Text: Philippians 4:8 & 9 Memory verse: Philippians 4:9
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A mentor is an experienced adviser, trainer or supporter. Here, Paul was confident, bold and unwavering as he made this statement in our text. He knew his call and the person that called him which made him to be focused, dedicated and committed to that call. He exuded such boldness and authority in asking the Philippians to imitate him because of the exemplary life he lived among the people when he ministered there (Acts 18:3; 20:34; 1 Cor. 4:1–12; & 2 Cor. 7:2–4). Can you list some of the exemplary qualities of Paul and his ministry in these verses read? Compare these qualities of Paul with that of your Pastor and see if there is any similarity or difference.
Our call as people in the ordained ministry or the laity is to be worthy shepherds because today we all are priests unto God. God called us to set example for others (1 Tim 4:12). The preacher is the interpreter of the spiritual life and should be an example of it. Can you say the words of our text to people under you as a Pastor, father, mother, teacher, etc? When going on transfer to a new station, will you be bold enough to say what is in our text today? On retirement, can you say what Paul told the church at Philippi? We should live as light of the world and salt of the earth. Beware of how you live because all you are doing is on record. Live as a worthy servant for there is a reward for faithfulness.
Food for Thought: A good mentor is always bold to say imitate me. Are you one?
Prayer: Lord, make me a worthy mentor of people under my care.