||Technicolor Joy: A Study through Philippians
||How to Treat Good (but Imperfect) People
Some of the greatest people I have ever met have been relatively unknown individuals. They serve diligently behind the scenes with no desire for the limelight. Their names are not known to men, yet they are known to God. But even the choicest servants of God are not perfect. We all have our blemishes, shortfalls, quirks, idiosyncrasies, and oddities. Paul gave us an excellent way to treat such people in his words about his friend Epaphroditus.
- Acknowledge Their Strengths (v. 25)
- Accept Their Shortcomings (vv. 26, 28)
- Affirm Their Sacrifice (vv. 27, 29-30)