The Facebook newsfeed is rich with sayings, such as this one: “I survived another meeting that should have been an e- mail.” Another was, “Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” Still another one read, “No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful you still have one.” Of course, I could list many more, but here’s the point: We like sayings. Some inspire us or make us laugh or even cry.
In 1 Timothy 1:15 Paul wrote, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” This is a saying among sayings. It delivers in one line the Gospel message and expresses the eternal truth that Jesus came into the world to bring salvation to all people.
We will probably not see this one on the Facebook newsfeed, but it should be placed on every church sign, painted on church walls and proclaimed by pastors everywhere until all the world has heard that “God our Savior . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). This is no ordinary saying. This saying is Scripture, and as such, it will be applied in the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit, so they will believe and come to accept Jesus Christ as God’s Son, Savior and Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit this
Scripture will transform lives and reconcile sinners to God. This is a saying worth repeating.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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