All Glory to the King of the Ages!
Scripture reading for June 25th: 1st Kings 6, 2nd Chronicles 3, 1st Timothy 1
Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 1:15-17 “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen!”
Paul, the most experienced of sinners, knew one glorious truth about Jesus Christ: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. .” Paul had persecuted believers and had them arrested and even put some to death, thinking he was doing God a favor. Paul explained that God had shown him mercy because he had acted in ignorance and unbelief. God also was using him as an example of His perfect mercy and patience that others might have hope. You might say that Paul’s extremely sinful past example and his new changed life gave a picture of God’s rich mercy! God was building His Church (House) by transforming sinners! All glory to the eternal King of the ages!
1st Kings 6:7 “When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built.”
Vs. 19 “The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the Lord.”
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for saving me, a sinner, and using Your Word and Spirit to prepare me as Your sanctuary. Help me to be an example of Your perfect mercy!