Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, February 22
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
A Helper of Many
Romans 16:1-2 NKJV “I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.”
A lot of people don’t know about the ministry of the helpers. We know about the offices of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers: I Corinthians 12:27-28 says, “Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”
Helpers play very important roles in the church. David had helpers, Jesus had helpers, and so did the apostles. We all need helpers in our lives; but more importantly, God wants us all to be helpers of one another, and it is so important, because it’s love in action! To show how important it is, Paul said to Timothy, “Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, and not unless she has been the wife of one man, well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.” It applies in other ways to men too.
What are you doing to help people around you? Helping people is what I really love to do! It has always been my passion, and it’s all I really do. Whether I’m preaching, sharing the devotionals, evangelizing, giving, or motivating, my sole aim is to help people! And there are many more things on my mind I intend to do to help many more people; like orphanages, schools, and so on. I encourage you today to get involved in the ministry of helps. The world is full of millions of people in dire need of help. Help people, not as a business man seeking to make profit, but because you genuinely love them and seek to extend the love of God to them.