Greater Than You Sin

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Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus mighty 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.          1 Timothy 1:15-17

Never talk down what God can do in you. How do you do so? When you say things such as: “I don’t think God can forgive me.” Or, “I’m too flawed for Him to us. “Or, “I’m a lost cause, Jesus can’t fix someone as broken as I am.” You may think you sound humble, but you’re actually doubting God’s power and wisdom.

Paul address this when he wrote today’s verse. As a man who had once persecuted the church, he felt himself to be the worst of all sinners, the person least deserving of God’s grace. Yet Paul said that Jesus had mercy on him, so that even at our lowest, we can know for certain Christ wants to forgive and help us. What a beautiful message!

You may feel conviction because God wants to set you free of bondage, but never take that to mean you are too lost for Him to heal. Instead, praise Him for loving you even when you feel most unlovable.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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