Good In Us
That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus…
When Paul wrote to his friend Philemon, he made an important statement about Philemon’s commendable faith, that’s important for all of us to remember daily. Philemon had faith, and by extension was declared righteous by God. Yet, Paul wrote that this miracle didn’t make Philemon good on his own. All good things come from Jesus. He alone is perfect so that righteousness can only come from Him. Why was Philemon considered good? Philemon had faith in Jesus as “the Root” and “Branch:” The source of righteousness and our connection to it. With this faith, Jesus dwells in us by His Spirit, so that His goodness becomes a part of us.