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March 24th, 2018 - Col 4:7-9

                     Daily Devotional <> March 24,2018 <> Saturday

               Faithful brother & beloved servant. <> Colossians 4:7-9

                            Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle


   Tychicus was apparently the one who was chosen by the Apostle Paul to carry this letter from Rome to Colosee. Maclaren pictures how amazed Tychicus would have been if told that these bits of parchment would outlast all the ostentatious pomp of the city, & that his name, because written in them, would be known to the end of time all over the world.

   Paul assures the saints here that when Tychicus arrives he will tell them all the news of the Apostle's affairs. Again it is good to read the combination of titles which Paul bestows on this brother. He calls him a beloved brother, faithful minister, & fellow servant in the Lord. How much more to be coveted are titles such as these than high, sounding ecclesiastical names that are given to church officials in our day.


   Tychicus' trip to Colossee will serve two purposes: First; he would give the saints a first hand account of Paul & his companions in Rome, & also comfort the hearts of the Colossians. His ministry to them would have the general effect of helping them to stand against the false teaching that was prevalent there.


   The mention of the name Onesimus brings before us the lovely story which unfolds in Paul's letter to Philemon. Onesimus was the runaway slave who sought to escape from punishment by fleeing to Rome. But, somehow he had come in contact with Paul, Who, in turn, had pointed him to Christ. Now Onesimus is going to travel back to his former master, Philemon, in Colossee. He will carry Paul's letter to Philemon, while Tychicus carries the letter to the church in Colossee. Picture the excitement when these two arrive at their final destination with letters from Paul !! No doubt they sat up late into the evening, asking questions about the conditions in Rome & hearing of Paul's courage in the service of the Savior.