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Monday – June 24, 2023

1 Kings 6; 2 Chronicles 3; 1 Timothy 1

In 1 Timothy 1:15-16, the apostle Paul writes, “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.”

These verses serve as a powerful reminder of the amazing grace and mercy of our Lord. No matter how sinful, broken, or unworthy we may feel, Jesus came to save us. He didn’t come for the righteous or the perfect, but for sinners like you and me.

Paul acknowledges that he was the worst of sinners, yet he was shown mercy by Christ. He doesn’t give up on us, no matter how many times we fall short. He is always ready to forgive and extend his grace to us.

Remember that we are never too far gone for God’s love and mercy. No matter what we have done, Jesus is always ready to welcome us back into his loving arms.

Maybe that is why I am so drawn to Paul’s story. It reminds me of how God can work through the most unlikely of vessels. Despite his past mistakes, Paul became a powerful instrument for spreading the gospel and bringing others to faith in Christ. May we never underestimate the transformative power of God’s grace in our lives.

Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, thank you for your amazing grace and mercy. Help us to always remember that we are never beyond your reach, no matter how far we may have strayed. Give us the courage to come to you with our sins and shortcomings, knowing that you are always ready to forgive and restore us. Use us, like you used Paul, to be examples of your love and grace to those around us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Comment(1)

  1. Rena Cook says:

    Thank you Jesus