Paul wrote to the Philippians and spoke very highly of Timothy, his co-worker.
"But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:19-21).
Timothy was obviously a very sincere person. That is what genuine means. He possessed a kindred or like-minded spirit with Paul. He was concerned over the Philippians welfare, and not his own interests.
Here is an important attitude displayed in a daily drama that is applicable to all of us. Paul's greatest commendation of Timothy in this letter challenges all of us to rise to another level of Christian service. Let us work harder at being sincerely concerned for the welfare of others, and not merely our own interests.