A Good Guy
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
On Sunday at church Rob taught through the last chapter of Romans where the Apostle Paul mentions lots of Believers by name. Paul sends greetings to helpers and fellow workers, a woman who was like a mother to him, fellow prisoners, and also just some “good guys.”
Greet Apelles, a good man whom Christ approves (Romans 16:10)...
Being part of the Family of God, the Body of Christ starts with being a New Creation. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Before someone can work hard, help faithfully, host hospitably or be a fellow prisoner for Christ, they must be a New Person. I like how Paul mentions Apelles for just being a good guy; it IS important! The church must be a place full of people being their New Self, a good man (or woman) whom Christ approves.
And this is what the New Person prays:
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.
Please let the things I say and do today be pleasing and acceptable to you, be helpful and good, and be fitting of a follower of your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.