to save sinners

“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” 1 Timothy 1:15 (ESV)

Sinners? Who, me?

Yes, you and me both.

I prefer not to think of sin as merely doing the wrong thing. Breaking the law as it were.

Whilst this is true, it doesn’t fully encompass what it means to sin.

Instead, I understand it to be the rejection of Jesus Christ as God’s only son.

Effectively turning our back on God and choosing to live our lives our own way. (Romans 3:10-18)

It’s sad but true.

We might like to think of ourselves as good. But we can never be good enough.

And that’s why Jesus came into the world. To save us sinners.

To accept the punishment that we deserve. And die for us, in our place, “once for all”. (Romans 6:10)


prayer : thank you God that you loved us so much you sacrificed your one and only son

action : show my gratitude by living a life of “sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God” (Romans 12:1)

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