Tag: save sinners
Scripture reading for September 24th: 1 Timothy 1, Psalm 41, Proverbs 6
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 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 is moved to worship his King, Jesus Christ, as he explains to Timothy that Jesus’ mission of saving sinners had spared his own life. Paul was the foremost of sinners in that he in self-righteous anger, had sought to put Christ’s followers in prison and even to death. But Jesus demonstrated God’s great patience by saving Paul and giving him the gift of eternal life. This should call all who are saved to worship and adoration, now and throughout eternity!
Faith Confession: I know Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, of which I am also foremost. I thank God for His great patience and grace in giving me the gift of eternal life! I will worship Him now and forever!
Psalm 41:13 “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen!”
Scripture reading for September 23rd: 1st Timothy 1
Key Scriptures for over-comers: 1st Timothy 1:15-19 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Paul’s testimony formed the basis of his advice to the younger minister Timothy. Paul knew he was the worst of sinners because he had persecuted and killed Christians. Jesus Christ appeared to him and personally confronted him with his need to repent. God showed His patience and great mercy for Paul as an example to all who would believe on Jesus Christ. In sharing these truths of Christ’s great mercy and patience, Paul’s heart and pen flows with worship to His Lord and King!
Observations for over-comers: Our salvation and new creation life is based on Christ’s patience and mercy and intervention on our behalf. Overcomers base their lives on this truth and live a life of worship! “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” (Psalm 89:1-2)