"This is a trustworthy saying” NLT “This is a faithful saying.” NKJV… There are only five such statements in the Bible and all are in the New Testament: 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Timothy 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:11-12; Titus 3:8. All five of these "trustworthy sayings" are important for our faith.
I will share thoughts about each one over the next five days. I encourage you to share your thoughts about what God is saying to you as the Holy Spirit reveals the truth to you.
1 Timothy 1:15 lays the foundation of our eternal salvation in grace the free gift from God, as shown to us in the mission of our great Redeemer.
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"—and I am the worst of them all.
The Good News, (the Gospel, Jesus reigns) is summarized in this faithful saying. Christ Jesus came to save sinners and no sinner is beyond His power. Jesus did not come to make people good or to merely live good lives. He came to offer salvation that leads to eternal life. There are none who are too good to stay away from Jesus and none who are too bad not to come to Jesus.
The simplicity of the Christian faith is belief. We confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts… salvation is real.
Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
I like how Paul said, “and I was the worst of them all.” Once a sinner, now a child of the one true King, now a friend of the King. The Bible’s definition of one who follows Jesus is
Philippians 4:21-23 21 Give my greetings to each of God's holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings. 22 And all the rest of God's people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar's household. 23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
“God’s Holy people” could be translated, is often translated “saint.” We are defined in Jesus as God’s holy people, his saints.
One of the true and faithful saying we cling to "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners," all glory, praise, and honor to our King, we have been set free!
Thank you, Lord Jesus for saving each one of us from the destruction of sin, death.
Thank you, God for loving us so much that you would send your Son that we would not perish in our own self-centeredness.
Thank you Holy Spirit for showing us the truth of our salvation, and always comforting and reminding us of Truth.