A Faithful Minister

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Very little is known about Tychicus, but Paul summarized his life this way: He was “a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord.” This was a man who loved God, a man whom Paul trusted completely.

We first see Tychicus with a group of men who waited for Paul at Troas (Acts 20:4-5). Then Paul wrote about him in his letters to the Ephesians, the Colossians, Timothy, and Titus. In each situation, we see how Paul gave Tychicus special assignments and seemed to have no doubt that he could be trusted.

For example, Paul sent Tychicus to the Ephesians so they could “know my affairs and how I am doing.” Paul had spent several years in Ephesus. He cared deeply for these people, and he gave Tychicus the assignment of bringing “comfort” to their hearts and letting them know about his ministry.

Tychicus provides a model of a faithful servant. While Paul received the attention, his ministry would not have been possible without the help of people like Tychicus.

The Body of Christ desperately needs people like Tychicus—those who are willing to be servants, who realize the importance of being trustworthy and faithful, who have a consistent testimony.

Ask God to help you to be a faithful minister. Seek to be a good steward of the time, talent, and treasure He has given you. Always seek first the Kingdom of God, and always focus on fulfilling His unique call on your life. Fulfill your place in the Body of Christ. Be a person who is trustworthy and ready to do what you can to serve God and support His work.