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Philemon 1:16

Jul 21, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Philemon, Philemon (Written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Saturday, 21 July 2018

…no longer as a slave but more than a slave—a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. Philemon 1:16

The reason that Paul alluded to in the previous verse as to why Onesimus may have departed from Philemon for a while is now revealed.Read the rest

Philemon 1:15

Jul 20, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Philemon, Philemon (Written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Friday, 20 July 2018

For perhaps he departed for a while for this purpose, that you might receive him forever, Philemon 1:15

Paul now sums up his thoughts of verses 12-14, as is indicated by the word “For.” He is making a summary statement as to why he is sending Onesimus back, including a possible reason why things turned out as they had.Read the rest

Philemon 1:14

Jul 19, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Philemon, Philemon (Written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Thursday, 19 July 2018

But without your consent I wanted to do nothing, that your good deed might not be by compulsion, as it were, but voluntary. Philemon 1:14

Paul’s words of the previous verse said that he “wished to keep” Onesimus with him. He then said that this was so that he could minister to Paul on Philemon’s behalf.Read the rest

Philemon 1:12

Jul 17, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Philemon, Philemon (Written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I am sending him back. You therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, Philemon 1:12

The Greek verb of the first sentence is what as known as an epistolary aorist. It literally reads, “I did send.” The letter assumes the arrival of Onesimus at the time it is received, even though he is with Paul at the time it is written.Read the rest

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