15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. ~ 1Timothy 1:15-16
I LOVE this!!! Paul says that EVERYONE should say this. Is one sinner worse than another sinner? Is your sin worse than mine or mine worse than yours? NO!!! SIN IS SIN. There is such great power in our testimonies, the difficult part is for us to realize just how dirty we are! There are so many that go into a church or event and the message is “be a better you, be happier, be richer, secure your eternity” you know make this part of your life, your goals, etc…. then raise your hand to receive Jesus and BAM you are now secure for eternity. They walk away with no repentance, no understanding that EVEN the BEST of us is filthy dirty before God.
Can God use this type of Christianity? Of course He can and He can lead someone to repentance… but it’s very difficult if you don’t think you are the worst of all sinners. The Bible says “we are filthy rags before a holy God” —
A Christian life is about humility, repentance, being a servant to your spouse, children, church and community, it’s about being a new creation, a new heart. Take what the writer says here and walk in that. Your humility and life will draw people into the world of Jesus as King of Kings. A very good word today indeed!!!!
Now go out and have an EPIC day today.