LOVE GIVES BIRTH TO TRUST
(Products & Proceeds of Love)
Every lost trust can be reproduced again but by the seed of love.
Onesimus ran off under his master Philemon. By his act, he proved unworthy and unreliable. Over some times, Onesimus met Paul and gave his life to Christ.
Paul nonetheless did not sent Onesimus back to a believing Philemon until Onesimus was discipled. After staying with Paul for the period of times, hear what Paul said:
“Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:” (Philemon 1:11)
He was so much profitable that in the next verse, Paul further said:
“I am sending him back to you in his own person, [and it is like sending] my very heart” (AMP).”
Onesimus was like a heart to Paul!
How did Paul knew that the unprofitable Onesimus of the past is now profitable after his conversion? Onesimus have being ministering to Paul’s needs (vs 13).
Then Paul finally say to Philemon in verse 15 & 16 (MSG):
“. . . You’re getting him back now for good—and no mere slave this time, BUT A TRUE CHRISTIAN BROTHER! That’s what he was to me—he’ll be even more than that to you”.
Wherever you have lost the trust of both God and men, sow a seed of love. It is certain that it will give birth to trust again.
Every untrusted and unprofitable fellow will soon become trusted and profitable before God and man if he began by sowing the seed of Love in Christ Jesus.
This is applicable in every human institution, including in the home, ministry and work place.