“Profitable Saints” by Kirk Hunt
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. (2 Timothy 4:11 KJV)
2 Timothy 4:11 KJV
Apostle Paul wrote these words from a prison in Nero’s Rome. Especially under house arrest, Paul would need reliable, capable, productive people around him. From all of the Christian men in the Roman world, Paul chose to ask for Mark.
Paul needed someone who could help. Paul needed someone who would help. A man or woman who’s output exceeds input is always in demand.
Mark had been less-than-profitable at one point. Prior errors do not disqualify you from serving in God’s Kingdom. The more profitable you are, the quicker everyone gets over your mistakes.
Profitable saints are the men and women who serve the Kingdom. They take on the tasks set before them. They do what must be done. With excellence. With grace.
Do you want to serve His Kingdom? Are you willing to be a go-to man or woman for the sake of the Gospel? All it takes is heart and hands that are willing.
You do not need to be perfect. You may have to learn to be effective. You must be a saint of God. After that, profitability will not be far off.
Think: I can be profitable for God’s Kingdom.
Pray: “Father-God, help me to serve Your with skillfully and effectively.”
Copyright © April 2011, Kirk Hunt