1 Timothy One: That’s why!

Posted: September 30, 2011 in 1 Timothy

            Earlier in the week I was musing about why God would choose to love any of us. Why He would want to rescue any of us, particularly at the cost of murdering His own Son on our behalf. Paul begins to shed light on the answer to this question in 1 Timothy One as he tells young Timothy, “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.” Long answer in a nutshell, God saves rotten people so that others may see just how awesome God is. He has vessels prepared for wrath, to display His holy hatred against sinful rebels, and He has vessels of mercy to demonstrate His kindness and love. And here’s the awesome part- He freely offers salvation to all who want it. How stinkin’ cool is that?

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