Philemon.

This morning I read Philemon.

“Though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty,

I would rather I appeal to you on the basis of love.”

Philemon 1:8-9

What a short, beautiful letter!

Every line seems filled with joy (I mean, Paul really packs it in there! ‘I thank my God…,’ etc); reading it reminded me of the value of love, not legalism, in our relationships and daily interactions.

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3 thoughts on “Philemon.

  1. Hey there…Legally, Philemon had a right to tell Paul to return that rua-away slave, but when P. appealed to Philemon as his beloved brother, and mentioned his love and faith toward the Lord Jesus, THAT bond was FAR stronger than a slave and his owner. now Onesimus is more than a slave, but a “brother” in the Lord!! Many times, love FOR and IN Christ creates bonds with fellow Christains even stronger than earthly relatives. Ah, the power of Real Love. God is good…Amen?.
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  2. We are indeed, my Dear One…Two hour exam and evaluation w/ cancer surgeon went very well! Surgery will be Jan.28th. Thank you abd Brian for your love and prayers..

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