V 14 But without your consent I wanted to do nothing
Apparently Onesimus was of great help to Paul while he was in prison. This was a man in whom Paul could depend, and took great comfort being around. Yet, Paul knew that keeping Onesimus while he was still in bondage and owed a debt to Philemon was wrong. He sent Onesimus back to Philemon even when it would have been easier on Paul to keep him. How many times do we make ourselves do the right thing even when it is the hard choice?