God's grace is further seen in the revelation of His will to His people, who are God’s own possession to the praise of His glory.
Among the spiritual blessings from God are adoption as son of God and abundant grace, which Paul details in this passage.
Paul greets the brethren in Ephesus and speaks about the spiritual blessings from God, including divine election.
Paul expects benefit and obedience from Philemon. He then ends his letter with hope for a future visit and greetings to the recipients of the letter.
Paul describes Onesimus as a spiritual asset and requests Philemon treat him as a partner as he would Paul. Paul even models this partnership by offering repayment of the debt Onesimus owed.
Paul appeals to Philemon regarding Onesimus, Philemon’s runaway slave whom Paul was sending back to his master.