Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thoughts on Romans 9:22-24 (click here for NET Bible)

What if God is willing (and He is) to make know the wealth of His glory on the objects of mercy that He has prepared beforehand for glory - even me, whom He has called. What a mind blowing thought that the Creator of the universe, God almighty, chose me to be an object of His mercy!

The Apostle Paul declares, "I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, and our Lord’s grace was abundant, bringing faith and love in Christ Jesus. This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' – and I am the worst of them! But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that in me as the worst, Christ Jesus could demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life. Now to the eternal king, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen." (1 Timothy 1:12-17 NET)

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