As we conclude the book of Philemon, we see the beautiful doctrine of “reconciliation” displayed in these 3 main characters. This points us towards Jesus Christ who performed the work of reconciliation and brought us back into peace with God our Father. Now, preachers like Paul have been called to declare unto us the word of reconciliation, the gospel that Jesus has already saved us. Then, the final admonition is that we “get reconciled to God.” We don’t get reconciled to God to gain eternal life, but we reconcile in our own minds the reality of salvation we already have by grace alone through Jesus Christ.