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17 And [kai] say [epo] to Archippus, [Archippos] Take heed [blepo] to the ministry [diakonia] which [hos] thou hast received [paralambano] in [en] the Lord, [kurios] that [hina] thou fulfil[pleroo] it. [autos]KJV-Interlinear
17 And say to Archippus,
"Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you
may fulfill it." NASB
Archippus means ruler
of horses.He is mentioned only one
other time, in Philemon 2, with favorable language, and other than that we know
little or nothing about him.
This comment from Paul
to Archippus seems to be more of a warning to be alert, Take heed, given the
times in which they lived.It is a
general statement and cannot be linked to any specific church even to the
Colossians or to the church in Laodicea, although his name is mentioned in the
same context with Laodicea.Nor can it
be linked to the comments of John, in Revelation 3:14-22, because John would
not have written his words for yet another thirty years.
So, what was on Pauls mind is the present, for Paul.He was in prison, and his trial was
approaching with uncertainty.There was
a great deal of unrest in Judah, and throughout the region.Even the folks in Crete could not be
trusted.Review our study in Titus.
And although there was
a great deal of history unfolding before them, Paul wants everyone, even you
and me in our present day, to be certain that we demonstrate an alertness to
the events unfolding around us, and keep our faith and daily study before us.
In the last few days, I
suggested that there is a movement in our current day, with regard to global
currency, with regard to global government, and so forth.This observation originated from comments
made by folks in the media, politicians, celebrities and so forth, just in the
last few days.
And although we can
speculate as to what events will unfold before us in the next days, months, and
years, our first priority is to stick with our daily Bible study, and let Gods
plan run its course.He knows what He is
doing, and we for certain can only guess.
In order for the world
to jump on board for a world currency, people would have to lose faith in the
current currencies, and find something that everyone would accept, such as
gold. Perhaps there is going to be a
huge gold discovery in the future, such that there would be sufficient
quantities available to back a world economy?Better go out and check your back yard!!
In any event, you
recall how long it took Europe to accept the Euro.A very long time.So something greater than that won t happen
overnight, if at all.
In any event, our focus
needs to be on our spiritual life, even as we might play the mental games with
a Chrystal ball.
So, take heed applies
to us as well.Our priority is not the
who s and when s of the future, but of our spiritual life now.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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