Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day four)
Let’s be honest…Paul leaves no room for Philemon to do anything but the right thing. Onesimus had run away from his master and was lost to Philemon. God intervened though. Onesimus had no clue how his life was about to change. He had been on the run and to be caught as a runaway slave would have dire consequences. The Gospel hijacked his life though…he met Paul and then met Christ and his life was forever changed. He was redeemed!
Have you ever planned out your life and set off on a course that was apart from God’s plan? God has a way of capturing His own. We may have left some Philemons behind us that we need to make amends with and ask forgiveness. Paul was encouraging Onesimus to do the right thing, but he was also making sure Philemon did the same. Redemption is in the hands of God…who are we to judge or stand in the way of others He has rescued?