Scripture: 1st Timothy 1:15 – Here is a trusworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.
Observation: No sinner is beyond Jesus saving power
Application: There have been times in my life when I felt like Paul, I am the worst, I did not set out to murder and kill but I have done things in my life that I am not proud of.
For many years I had a very hard time forgiving myself and living in the darkeness of self pity. This verse sums up the reasons that I should not walk in that darkness and neither should anyone else, Christ Jesus came to save sinners, he did not come to save some who sinned a little, he did not come to save just a choice few, he came to save ALL sinners!!
The more we understand Gods grace, the more we are aware of our own sinfulness. Our life should be marked by humility and by gratitude because of what Christ has done for us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your grace and mercy of which you lavish on me daily. I pray that I can live a life of humility and gratitude.