Search

September 26, 2021 – Philemon

Philemon is a very short epistle from Paul to a fellow worker for Christ. Paul begins by thanking Philemon for his love and ministry for Jesus and the saints. Paul’s primary intention, though, is to plead on behalf of Onesimus, a slave who had run away from Philemon. Paul writes: “For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, as a beloved brother” (vss. 15,16). Sort of a picture of our relationship to the Savior, isn’t it? Once relating to him in an antagonistic way, rebels against him and haters of him, we have been brought to Jesus as brothers. That's grace! Amazing grace! Hearts once alienated from him are now filled with the love of Jesus.


Let my heart be pure from sin,

Filled with the love of Jesus;

Help me, Lord, Thy grace to win,

Filled with the love of Jesus;

All Thou bid’st me I would do,

While Thy loving life I view;

Faithful be my heart, and true,

Filled with the love of Jesus. --William Cushing (19th century)

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

“For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins” (5:1). But Jesus offered what no other high priest could

Isn’t Hebrews just a wonderful letter? In times past, God spoke to us in many ways, but he has now spoken through his Son! His Son, who made purification for sin! Who has now sat down at the right ha

It’s always amazing how positively and thankfully Paul begins his letters, even when writing from prison: “Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved worker a