Summary: 2 of 2. Paul reminded Timothy of the gravity behind God’s investment in us. We must recognize the significance/gravity of God’s investment. But When does this happen? When we are Thankful. We honor God’s investment thru Thankfulness for...
HONORING GOD’s INVESTMENT-II—1Timothy 1:12-17
Paul reminded Timothy of the significance/gravity/weight behind God’s investment in us.
We must recognize the significance/gravity/weight of God’s investment.
When do we honor the gravity of God’s investment?
We honor the gravity of God’s investment when we are Thankful.
Previously we found that We honor God’s investment thru Thankfulness for...
1. His FAITH In ME/Us(:12)
2. His MERCY(:13)
3. His EXCESS(:14)
4—We honor God’s investment thru Thankfulness for...
:15—“This is a faithful saying & worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”
Concerning his previous statements regarding God’s mercy, grace, faith & love, Paul then explains simply that there is a “faithful saying” which sums it all up. This statement is “worthy of” “acceptance”—by “all” of faith.
Its truth is summed up in the fact that Christ Jesus(anointed Messiah of YaHWeH’s salvation) actually entered “the world,” i.e, the world of mankind—the one in which we live—with the express purpose of “saving sinners.” And Paul recognizes himself as the “chief” of sinners.
When a person sees himself/herself as ‘the chief of sinners,’ such a person is able to receive, as did Paul, the gracious mercies of God by the faith & love had in Christ. They are able to live by God’s power rather than by the calling of their own flesh.
“Faithful/Trustworthy”[See :15]—pistov—Trusty, faithful; Easily persuaded
“Saying/Statement”—logov—Of speech....A word, What someone has said, Discourse, Doctrine, teaching, Anything reported in speech such as A narration, narrative, Matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law, The thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed.; Its use as respect to the MIND alone....Reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating, Account, i.e. regard, consideration, Account, i.e. reckoning, score, Account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment, Relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation, Reason would, Reason, cause, ground; In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom & power in union with God, his minister in creation & government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical & ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, & shone forth conspicuously from His words & deeds. Strong—Something said (including the thought); by implication, A topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, A computation; specifically (with the article in John) The Divine Expression (i.e. Christ).