Forgiveness, Day 5
Do you get permission? Read Philemon, focusing on verses 13 and 14.
Onesimus had been a slave and he ran away from Philemon. Now Onesimus has become a believer in Christ and Paul is trying to help them reconcile. Paul is helping Philemon understand the value and worth of Onesimus.
When we see people, do we see them for their value? Do we see them the way that Christ sees them? Paul wants Philemon to understand that he has a choice to forgive. It’s not a decision that will be forced on him. It’s a choice that he has to make. Do we make the decision and choice to forgive? Ultimately, no one can force us. How will we choose?