11.03.2015 New Testament: Phm 14
To read the Bible in a year, read Philemon on November 3, In the year of our Lord 2015
By Don Ruhl
There is a time to command, and a time to persuade. Do you know how to persuade? Do you know how to get someone to do something without trying to forcing him to do it? The Letter that Paul wrote to Philemon will show you how to move someone to volunteer to do a job, as Paul said in verse 14,
But without your consent I wanted to do nothing, that your good deed might not be by compulsion, as it were, but voluntary (Philemon 14).
What good have we accomplished, if we use compulsion to make another person act, but they have not actually given their consent? Better it is, to speak to them in such a way that they want to act.