“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.”
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen
This is the customary salutation by Paul. He emphasizes “grace” in his salutations. Paul began with “grace” (verse 3), and he ends with “grace.”
Ga 6:18, “Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.”
Php 4:23, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
The word “our” unites the readers and the greeters in one corps of faith. They have the common spiritual bond of “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It is our Lord Jesus Christ who bestows grace on us.
Philemon needed the grace of God to forgive Onesimus. It was not possible for Philemon to do this in his own power.
The New Testament does not record the outcome of Paul’s appeal to Philemon for Onesimus. We know that the Roman Empire released Paul from prison, so we presume that he kept his word and went to Colosse.
God’s grace sustains us in any situation.
God’s grace is available to us all. We need it to sustain our Christian lives. Grace provision in Jesus Christ is sufficient to meet any need we have for living the Christian life.
Thank you for your study on the book of Philemon. I liked the verse by verse as well as the application at the end of each verse.
This will help me when I teach this book to my Sunday school class.
Thanks again. Ron
Thank you as well Ron. I am blessed that you do exposition in your class.
This has been the first study that I have read and it has been very profitable. It will be a joy to share some of the insights with my Bible study group.Thanks.
Glen, that is a blessing.
IT CAME TO ME BY HIS SPIRIT OF MENDING FENCES PHILEMON 1:1-25