1st Timothy 1:12-17
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.
Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
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 immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Here are a few things we can learn from this passage and apply to our lives.
Strength: Are you seeking for strength from the Lord? You will find it by reading God’s word, Fasting, fellowshipping with other believers, praying and confessing sin in our life.
Unbeliever: God gave us as believers the strength to minister to others in the body of Christ? Is He your strength to minister to your lost neighbour, friend or co-worker?
Are you faithful in the ministries that the Lord has appointed you to? All of us have been given special opportunities of service for the Lord.
Are you taking advantage of opportunities to use your own lives as an example to others to show them how they can become a believer and receive eternal life?
Are you exalting God? Is praise your practice or do you prefer to grumble and complain?
We have been challenged with many things from the Word of God today. Let’s do as James instructed and not simply be hearers of the word but doers as well. Let’s take time throughout this week to reflect on this passage and truly examine our own lives to see if there are things the Lord is leading us to change.
Have wonderful Day Have.