V 21 having confidence in your obedience I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say
Paul was not afraid to tell people where and when they had done things that were contrary to what God tells us is right. No granted this is the Apostle Paul, and he would of course do this in the right sort of manner. Yet, he still confronted others about their sin because he wanted them to have a relationship with Jesus. He knew that this was important. Now we may be tempted to point out others sin mainly because we want to beat them over the head with their sin, but this isn’t the case with Paul. He sincerely was concerned with Onesimus, Philemon and most importantly the Church. May we be like Paul someone who is concerned with the children of God acting like the children of God and confronting those who do not in a manner that is right.