The home is the place for every member to learn what it means to be a team member.

Authentic Leaders Lead at Home
Men Like Him – Part 2

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:25-30

Key Verse: Philippians 2:29

Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him

We are continuing our study on Epaphroditus, a friend of the Apostle Paul.  Paul told the Philippian Christ followers to “honor men like him.”  That makes me want to know more about Epaphroditus so I can be like him!

            We noted yesterday that he was a believer.  Today we see that he was a “fellow worker.”  This man had learned how to be on a team and work together with Paul.  I believe that is a key ingredient in our homes as well.  We need to see ourselves as fellow workers on a team.  The home is not just “women’s work.”  The home is a place that adults and children should work together to make a safe place to live together.  The home is the place for every member to learn what it means to be a fellow worker, cooperating with the other team members to complete all the work and functions of the home.  Men, that is our job: lead this team of fellow workers.

            Finally, it was obvious that Epaphroditus was a great comfort and help to Paul—a real encourager.  Men like that deserve honor.  Men, are we leading in our homes with that kind of spirit and attitude?  Are we a friend, a comfort and support?  Are we being a friend to all members of our household?  I know it is not always easy; that is why we need leaders!

Father, I am willing to do the hard work of being a leader in my home.  Grant me your strength and wisdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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