“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.”1 Timothy 1:15
Try as he might, Martin Luther failed to obey God over and over again. That frustrated him at first, because he had been told that God requires us to live perfectly righteous lives to receive redemption. But we can’t do it ourselves. Our best is never enough. Thankfully, Jesus is the best. Paul went on: “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life” (v. 16). Admit you’re “the worst,” and rejoice in Jesus’ best for you.
1 Timothy 1:12-17
“If we cannot deny that we are sinners, we cannot deny that Christ died for our sins.” (Martin Luther, 1535)
Bible In A Year
- Jeremiah 29-30
- Psalm 118
- 1 Corinthians 10