God's Truth for Trying Times - 11/19/21
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 11/19/21
We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
READ: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
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. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. [1 Timothy 1:15-17 ESV]
CONSIDER: It is very common for a person who turns from their sins and comes to Christ to feel as if they were the worst of sinners. Paul sincerely felt like this. The Holy Spirit convicted him of his sins and he saw the depth of his depravity. We know the debt that Jesus paid for us at the cross. And Jesus displays his perfect patience in saving those he chooses to save. He is the king over all, forever the same, God Almighty, to him belongs all praise.
THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?
PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.