Ready to Serve
Phoebe a women who didn’t live up to her name; Phoebe means, Pure or radiant as the moon it was the name of the Greeks Moon goddess. Phoebe was wealthy lady who was highly commended by the Apostle Paul as one who shone as a light for Jesus, the “Light of the World” rather than the ‘moon.’
Phoebe, is referred to a servant of the church a deacon the Greek word Paul uses is “succourer”—prostatis. It literally means “one who stands by in case of need.”
Rather than wanting to be in the privileged position or the place of recognition, Phoebe was prepared to be on stand by, ready willing and waiting for the opportunity to serve and support others, a true reflection of Jesus. Paul encourages us to follow this example as it is an example of Jesus, Phil 2: 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
1. How is Jesus reflected from your life?
2. Are you watching, waiting & ready to serve and honour others?
Scripture Reference—Romans 16:1, 2