Saturday, May 2, 2020

02 May 2020 - 1 Timothy 1:12-17


Daily Devotion - 2nd May 2020

Our encounter with Jesus can transform our life.  In 1 Timothy 1:12 – 17, Paul recounted the time before his conversion – Paul was a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man.  In Paul’s own words, he said he was “the worst of sinners”.  Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus completely changed him (See Acts 9 1 – 31).  The grace of God was poured out on Paul abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Paul then became a faithful servant of God.  Paul expressed his gratitude by thanking God who strengthen him and for considering him trustworthy and appointing him to his service in spite of Paul’s past.

Reflection:     
God is rich in mercy. God's mercy holds back the awful consequences that our ungodliness deserves.  The grace of God is exceedingly abundant with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  Let us encounter Jesus again.  He will meet us where we are and in the state that we are in.  Are we willing to open our hearts and life completely to Jesus?

Prayer:          
God, we thank you for holding back the judgment that we deserve and thank you for giving us the abundant grace and wonderful blessings that we do not deserve.  We open our hearts and life to you, and we allow you to mould us into the person you want us to be to serve You and glorify You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.