Day 334

Psalm 24 - Philemon 1

Psalm 24

1> The earth is Yahweh's, with its fullness; The world, and those who dwell therein.

2For he has founded it on the seas, And established it on the floods.

3Who may ascend to Yahweh's hill? Who may stand in his holy place?

4He who has clean hands and a pure heart; Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, And has not sworn deceitfully.

5He shall receive a blessing from Yahweh, Righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek your face--even Jacob. Selah.

7Lift up your heads, you gates; Be lifted up, you everlasting doors: The King of glory will come in.

8Who is the King of glory? Yahweh strong and mighty, Yahweh mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, you gates; Yes, lift them up, you everlasting doors: The King of glory will come in.

10Who is this King of glory? Yahweh of Hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.

The People of the Kingdom

Philemon 1

1Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved fellow worker, 2to the beloved Apphia, to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the assembly in your house: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, 5hearing of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints; 6that the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus. 7For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother. 8Therefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to command you that which is appropriate, 9yet for love's sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10I beg you for my child, whom I have become the father of in my chains, Onesimus,{Onesimus means "useful."} 11who once was useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me. 12I am sending him back. Therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, 13whom I desired to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Gospel. 14But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will. 15For perhaps he was therefore separated from you for a while, that you would have him forever, 16no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much rather to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17If then you count me a partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18But if he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, put that to my account. 19I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self besides). 20Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Lord. 21Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even beyond what I say. 22Also, prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you. 23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, 24as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers. 25The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.