OYB October 16

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 21 October 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Jeremiah 28-29
NT: I Timothy 1
Ps: Psalm 86
Pr: Proverbs 25:17

Today´s notable verse:

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

I Timothy 1:15 (NIV)

I think that which makes this saying so trustworthy is the final phrase: Paul viewed himself as the worst sinner in the world - a view that each of us should in humility take for himself. I know that I have enough sin in my own life on which to concentrate; I don't need to worry about anyone else!

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