This is for me!!!….and for you too!!!

We each one are told in the Word that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”  ALL!  NO exceptions!!  Read this please.  This gives us an incentive – – an encouragement.  God never goes back on His Word. The Lord Jesus came for us, you and me too!  If that doesn’t lift your spirits nothing will.  Here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

othy 1:1-20
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief (1:15).
Saved Sinners
   The apostle Paul, having formerly been a blasphemer, a persecutor, and injurious, describes himself as “a chief sinner.” And there are chiefs of sinners today, everywhere.
   In God’s list of sins and failures, finally, we’d all find a place. Who among us hasn’t used God’s name in vain? Who among us hasn’t been angry without a cause? Who of us hasn’t lifted up his spirit in pride—like the elder brother at home, feeling ourselves better than the prodigal? And who of us hasn’t sometime in his life fallen into prodigality either in mind, or heart, or in actual deed and life? Who among us hasn’t grieved the Holy Spirit of God? Who among us hasn’t known what it is to refuse the appeal of the whispered presence of God in our souls and in our lives? “The chief of sinners”: all of us stand by Paul and say, “That includes me. That includes me.”
   Then what a wonderful text: “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world”—for you, my friend! He didn’t come for that righteous fellow. He didn’t come for that man that thinks himself so good and strong and well; he doesn’t need God, he doesn’t need the Great Physician. He came for you, my young friend. He came for me. Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and if you are a sinner, you have the qualification for the love, and mercy, and grace, and salvation of God.
   He came into the world to save sinners. Paul describes himself here. Aren’t you glad for the present tense of the Christian faith? “I was,” said he, “a blasphemer. I was a persecutor”—like a leopard tasting blood, furiously following after the people of God. “I was a persecutor. I was injurious. But God’s mercy reached unto me, and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ was exceeding abundant toward me” [1 Timothy 1:13-14].

Dear Lord.  Thank You for making a way for me and for my family and for my friends and for all those I will never meet but who need you in the worst way.  Thank you.  May Jesus Christ be praised.  Amen!

In His Hands.  Marge

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