A Mentor Relationship
A Mentor Equips – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 4:17
For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
As we continue yesterday’s theme, I want to focus on the phrase Paul used to describe Timothy: He is “faithful in the Lord.” Would you want people to describe you as one who is faithful in the Lord? I think it is one of the highest compliments a Christ follower could receive! Jesus said it is the criteria that will be used in our final destiny. In Matthew 25:21 Jesus said these words would be spoken to faithful people: “His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.”
Yes, being found faithful is far more important than having great talent. In God’s economy, it is the faithful that come out on top! As far as great talent, many of us can’t boast of a lot of that, but God is only asking that we be faithful to do what He has enabled us to do by His grace!
This gives us an overall goal in a mentoring relationship—a truth to keep on the “front burner!” One person cannot pass on to another person gifts and talents that are natural to them. However, a faithful believer can help a young believer to understand what “faithful” looks like. A mentor’s goal is to model faithfulness in their walk with God. This concept is transferable; teachable to one willing to learn.
Father, help me to be a faithful follower in all my ways! Grant me wisdom on how to help others do the same in their spiritual journey. In Jesus’ name, amen.