Book of Philemon Day 1: Details and Context
Today's reading: Book of Philemon
We’re going to spend the next few days looking over and considering the Book of Philemon, a letter written by Paul to a man named Philemon whose slave, Onesimus, had run away.
Although there are only 25 verses in this short Book, there are plenty of lessons for us to discover. But before we delve into looking at lessons, let’s take today to simply ready through this letter, focusing on the details provided and getting some context so we can get the most out of this Book.
Look back through Philemon and write down and/or note as many details as possible. Then tell us a couple of things you noticed. I’ll get us started. Here are three things I took note of from Philemon:
- Paul’s letter is quite personal;
- The letter doesn’t reveal anything about the why, when or how of Onesimus’ running away from Philemon;
- Paul has a deep love for both Philemon and Onesimus.
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