Romans 16:1-2, New Revised Standard Version
God has given us a mind to produce phenomenal actions. It doesn’t take special people with special credentials to do marvelous things for God. The exact opposite is usually true. God uses normal people with a passion for helping others. People who are willing to sacrifice their time for someone else welcome God’s generosity into the situation.
Paul acknowledges Phoebe and designates her as a deacon of the church. Deacons are service minded people. Phoebe was probably a Grecian and trusted because she is delivering a letter from Paul. Phoebe’s commendation from Paul reflected on her full commitment to Christ. It is evident by her…
Submission to a life of service!
“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae,” Romans 16:1
Women minister too!
“so that you may welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints,” Romans 16:2(a)
Caring for other people!
“and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a benefactor of many and of myself as well.” Romans 16:2(b)
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Serve as if you are serving the LORD!”