Context, context, context!

So that one doesn't think I dwell on the wrong side of the cross, here's the context for my blog title - note Paul's balance between his remaining sin, and God's mercy:

1 Timothy 1:12- 17 (NKJV) 1"And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen."

We'll fail to fully appreciate our salvation, if we fail to remember how great it was needed.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Aaron.

Anonymous said...

You little chief. I big chief.

Anonymous said...

We had a couple married 40 years give their combined testimonies at our home prayer meeting Wed.nite. i sat there and thought of my own sinful past (which btw was much worse than both of their's put together and then some) - other folk's testimonies tend to do that to me. Thanks be to God for His Unspeakable Gift - my Lord Jesus Christ!