“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life” (1 Timothy 1:15-16).

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Mid ways through Leviticus and already the redemptive work of the New Testament is made apparent in the Old. God hasn’t changed. All sin, regardless of the offense, is detestable in the sight of God, but as a matter of conscience, scripture is clear in that there are varying degrees of gravity. Actions are the fruit, not the root. Our identity is not found in the flesh but in the spirit; an extraordinary, life altering epiphany God laid on me one afternoon. I repent, because I’m redeemed, and I’m redeemed, because of grace; God’s election and righteousness. 

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, give me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. May the eyes of my heart be enlightened in order to know the hope to which I have been called, the riches of your glorious inheritance, and your incomparably great power for all who believe (Ephesians 1:17-19). May God strengthen me with power through the Holy Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith. I pray that all believers, being rooted in love, may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled to the measure of fullness (Ephesians 3:16-19). Let us not be distracted any longer.

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life” (1 Timothy 1:15-16). No amount of good works can grant me the reconciliation, which only your grace can provide. You are the author of righteousness, and I am a sinner. Thank you Lord for your patience; your kindness intended to lead us to repentance (Romans 2:4). Thank you Lord for everyone sharing with me in this hope and in this prayer. Thank you Lord for those precious few with ears to hear.

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