Praise the Lord, His mercies are new for us every morning, and so may we extend mercy as we have received it: abundantly! Thanks again Jael
When we place the letters of Titus and Philemon side by side, they seem to be one and the same. Titus speaks to the theology of redemption and the work of the Holy Spirit. Philemon is a real time application of redemption through human kindness, the grace work of applied Holy Spirit, as Paul requests Philemon to receive his slave back with mercy. In Christianity, theology without application is useless.
These two letters reminds me of the time when my husband and I were farming, when farmer’s markets, eating “whole to the ground”, was the latest foodie wave. That spring, a university in a nearby city eagerly sought farmers to establish a market on their campus. The governing body had determined they would promote sustainable living at their institution by hosting farmers and their products every Tuesday afternoon and they only wanted legitimate farmers who produced their own goods to…
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