ANGLICAN DAILY FOUNTAIN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 26, 2022 (HOW FAR CAN YOU GO)
TOPIC: How Far Can You Go?
TEXT: Philemon 1:17-25(NKJV)
17 If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me.
18 But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account.
19 I, Paul, am writing with my own hand. I will repay—not to mention to you that you owe me even your own self besides.
20 Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.
21 Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.
22 But, meanwhile, also prepare a guest room for me, for I trust that through your prayers I shall be granted to you.
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
In this passage we are challenged by the fatherhood or friendship of Paul with Onesimus, his new convert.
After Onesimus’ redemption, Paul participated fully and actively in ensuring his restoration. The manner he reached out to his estranged Master – Philemon – was remarkable.
He placed his reputation, his finances, his social capital and spiritual standing at the disposal of Onesimus, in order to effect his restoration. It was done unreservedly and selflessly.
Let us pay attention to verses 17-19.
This is the true brotherhood that should exist among believers. We need to help one another go through the full process of restoration, outside salvation.
Our friendship or brotherhood should cost us something, beyond lip-service. The blood of Christ shed for us should enable us share ourselves for others.
PRAYER: Lord, use me as a vessel of restoration to others and may my spiritual credibility be worth spending for the brethren.
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