The King Eternal!
Saturday December 6th, 2014
The passage for today is Paul’s letter to Timothy chapters 1-3. Timothy was a young pastor, mentored by Paul, who was a pastor at the church in Ephesus. Paul wrote to encourage him and instruct him in basic pastoral leadership.
“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 unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:15-17
” I urge then, first of all that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-5
“Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body; was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.” 1st Timothy 3:16
Paul stood in awe of Jesus Christ, the “King Eternal”! Paul knew Jesus Christ as “God our Savior” and the only mediator between God the Father and mankind. Jesus came in a human body, was crucified and raised from the dead. He is now preached among all nations and is believed on in the world. He was taken up in glory and will come again! This is the Gospel Paul preached!