Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reputation—One that Honors God

If you are looking for the posts about
God's Amazing Blessing Announcement—I'm moving!
here's the link to the first Part: 
Then follow the arrows at the bottom of each post to the next Part.
There are 10 parts in all.
I recommend that you read each part, there are amazing details—
and God took care of each and every one! 

This post is the continuation of my study of Philemon.    
I write to you [perfectly] confident of your obedient compliance, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. Philemon 1:21 (AMP) 
Past knowledge = confidence of obedience. 
Paul knew Philemon and was aware of Philemon's obedience to God. Therefore, Paul was confident that Philemon would again to right concerning Onesimus. Paul knew that Philemon understood what God would have him do, and that Philemon would do it. 

Reputation. It can be a good thing, or a bad thing. Philemon's reputation as based on his relationship with Christ. Philemon had a good reputation—one that honored God. Paul knew that because Philemon "put on" the things in Colossians 3, Philemon's response to Paul's request would be one that would go beyond expectations. 

What is my reputation? Can others trust me to go beyond their expectations in honoring God and their requests? 

How does one build a good reputation? It once again begins with a relationship with Christ and then living a life in accordance with His Word. 

If my heart is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31 MSG), then I will have strong foundation in building a good reputation—one that honors God.

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