Have you ever received a boxed product that had a little slip of paper or sticker inside with a name or number on it? I have. The name or number represented the person responsible for the inspection of the item or product sent. In short, that name or number indicated that the item was indeed “send-able.” Someone had inspected the item and authorized that it be sent out.
In Philippians 2:19–24, the apostle Paul was informing the Philippian believers that he intended to send Timothy to them. In the process of informing his readers of this, he commended Timothy as one ready to serve. Paul had inspected Timothy, as it were, and considered him worthy to be sent to Philippi to do what was needed. Timothy was deemed “send-able,” so he received Paul’s authorization.
Because Timothy could be trusted to handle the situation, having been trained and tested by Paul himself.
This is how Paul expressed it:
I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of...