Monday, January 8, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 10:1-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matt. 6:19-7:6

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. 2 Timothy 1:16
And in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. 2 Timothy 1:18

Onesiphorus was a Greek believer whose name means “bringing profit.” He was noted for his ministry of refreshment and encouragement. He diligently sought out Paul in a Roman prison at great personal cost to himself. His mission was simply to care for Paul’s practical needs and encourage him spiritually, physically and emotionally. So many of the Lords people could benefit from a word of refreshment. Can I be an Onesiphorus to someone today? —Sid Halsband

Press on, my brother, sister, and face the deadly foe;
Through Jesus Christ we’ll conquer, while trav’ling here below.—B. Warren