In this letter (Paul's letter to the Philippians), we see how close they (Paul and Timothy) are. In fact, Paul gives Timothy quite a compliment. He says that Timothy is Christ-focused. His concern is, what does the Lord want rather than what can he get out of the deal. Paul says that that is so rare. He says, “I have no one like him.” Most folks are focused on their own interests rather than Jesus Christ.
And that is my first stop off in this message: Is that you? Are you that kind of rare person? Would someone watching what you do in a day or in a week say, “That man or that woman cares about what the Lord wants.”?
Sometimes we forget that the true goal of all of this is that we are being transformed, that we are becoming that kind of person.