“I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels.”
Onesimus was Philemon’s slave. He ran away, and somehow found himself with Paul where he heard the gospel and was saved. Paul asks Philemon to receive Onesimus back as a brother (v16) and forgive him.
Lord, thank You that in Christ You enable us to forgive one another. Thank You for the forgiveness and acceptance that You have extended to us in Christ. Help me to forgive others, particularly my brothers in Christ. I love You, Lord.