This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”–and I am the worst of them.
-1Timothy 1:15 (HCSB)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
A faithful and trustworthy saying from the Word of God, means that this is fact upon which your life can be built; truth that will stand the test of time; reality given to us by God Himself; dependable doctrine and a certain creed to rest upon – the gospel which we can reckon as fact. First we are given the factual truth, but then we need to make the wise response, which is to fully and unhesitatingly accept, receive, embrace and take to heart the astonishing truth that these profoundly simple words proclaim, with great joy, worshipful praise and reverential awe: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. A lifetime of contemplating these words could not transmit to our hearts the depth of meaning within this superlative statement. No wonder the exemplary life of the apostle to the gentiles, which could be described as perfect, as touching the Mosaic Law, lamented in poverty of spirit, that of all men he was the worst sinner among all of Adam’s sinful race. Who would have looked into the manger that first Christmas day, and known that there lay the saviour of humanity. Who would have imagined that this baby was born to die for the sins of the whole world. Who could have grasped that this sleeping babe, wrapped in that tiny bundle of swaddling clothes, was God incarnate – the personification of God’s love and grace and truth and desire. Who could have guessed this infant had a world mission and a universal message that would require that He be despised and rejected of men and that His sinless blood would be shed on Calvary’s tree, so that every stained sinner that believes on Him would have the power to become sons of God… even to them that believed on His name. This is indeed a statement that can be trusted and deserves complete acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners
Glory to God in the highest for Your plan of salvation and praise Your holy name that I have become Your child, simply because I trusted in the saving work of Christ on Calvary.Thank You for laying out Your wonderful plan in such simple terms that even I can understand it. In His name I fully accept this glorious, trustworthy truth – enable me to be a worthy witness of Your great redeeming sacrifice for the whole world, that whosoever may be saved. Use me Lord as Your witnessing voice in the world today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
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