Joel Osteen Today 18 October 2021 Devotional || Show Mercy

Joel Osteen Today 18 October 2021 Devotional

Joel Osteen Today 18 October 2021 Devotional || Today’s Word

TOPIC: Show Mercy

He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. (Philemon 1:16, NLT)

Joel Osteen Today 18th October 2021 Devotional || Message

The apostle Paul was in a predicament. A slave named Onesimus had stolen from and run away from Philemon, and when he came to Paul, he gave his life to Christ. He had done something wrong, but he became a brother in the faith to both Paul and Philemon. Paul wrote a letter to Philemon on behalf of Onesimus, asking Philemon to forgive him and receive him back as a brother rather than as a slave whom he had the legal right to send to prison. Would Philemon forgive him, or would he hold on to the hurt and anger?

Sooner or later someone who did you wrong is going to show up at your door. You could be bitter and angry. That’s a test. Are you holding a grudge and feeling vindictive? Or have you grown, have you come up higher, have you gotten past all the hurt to where you can show them mercy, where you can even bless your enemies? This is God seeing if you’re ready to go to a new level.

“Father, thank You for showing me Your mercy, Your kindness, and Your goodness over and over when I didn’t begin to deserve it. Help me to have a heart that is free from being vindictive toward others who have done me wrong. Help me to pass the test and even bless my enemies. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen Today 18 October 2021 Devotional || Monday Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.