PHILEMON: All About Grace

PhilemonPaul wrote letters to the churches and their leaders, but the Book of Philemon must have been just a postcard.  It is a very important part of Scripture, however – equally as important as anything else.  And it’s all about grace.  Paul wanted Philemon to extend grace to Onesimus.  We would do well to memorize these twenty-three verses or at least their message.

Our responsibility as those who are partakers of the grace of God is to be gracious with others.  Even if they, like the runaway slave on behalf of whom Paul pleads, are guilty of wrongdoing.  What a challenge!  Even while Paul is urging Philemon to show grace, he repeatedly gives grace to him as he writes.  The entire book is a reflection of the importance of how we treat other people.

From Women of Faith Devotional Bible.  Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)  Used by permission.

Comments

  1. Conclusion of the 15 Pauline Epistles: Romans (to Jews & Gentiles): The elegance of our Lord Jesus Christ with we all. Amen. 1Corinthians: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you. … Amen. 2 Corinthians: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ … with you all. Amen. Galatians: Brethren, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ with the spirit. Amen. Ephesians: Grace with all them that love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. Philippians: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ with we all. Amen. Colossians: The salutation by the hand of me Paul: Grace with you. Amen. 1Thessalonians: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with we. Amen. 2Thessalonians: The elegance of our Lord Jesus Christ with we all. Amen. 1Timothy: Grace with thee. Amen. 2Timothy: Grace with you. Amen. Titus: Grace with you all. Amen. Philemon: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ with your spirit. Amen. Hebrews: Grace with you all. Amen. Revelation: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.

  2. lovely!