So often people struggle with how to apply their faith in everyday life. In the letter to Philemon, we have an example of how Paul’s belief system affects his actions in a way which runs counter to the expectations of the world around him. I find this to be particularly enlightening, especially over the years as a pastor, when people ask for advice. So, what do we see in this letter?
Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I appeal to you on the basis of love.