February 15 – Philemon 15
In January, we read through Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and this month we are reading Paul’s letter addressed to a specific believer in the Colossian church — Philemon– written at about the same time. Paul’s intent with this letter was to restore a broken relationship through the transforming power of the love of Christ. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—
Seasons | DOT Group @ A2
We often have our own ideas of how things should go. When things inevitably don’t go the way we plan, it can be confusing and frustrating. But Paul reminds us in this verse that even when we don’t understand what’s happening, God does. And he can use our circumstances for good.
As parents, when we see our kids stray, we pray for them to return to the right path. We have to have faith that God knows what He’s doing. In the same way, we can have faith that God is in control with anything that goes on in our lives. We all go through seasons. Some are better than others, but they always change. So we can take the season we’re in now, knowing it won’t last forever, and enjoy it and learn from it.
Father, thank You that none of the harder seasons last forever! Help us to see Your good in our season and to understand the purpose You have for us during this time. Help us to find the joy in these seasons. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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