More of Jesus & Less of us

25 08 2006

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1 Timothy 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

It is good to remind ourselves of these verses everyday. For it is in the truth of these verses that our praise is fueled and sustained. The reality of an able Savior and his willingness to save unable sinners such as you and me is praise amplifying.

But what happens when our praise for God is flat, our delight for Jesus is decreased and our meditation on divine truth is minimal? Simply, we have flipped this thing on its head!! Too often we have loved ourselves and become too impressed with ourselves that we have totally marginalized Jesus. When we are so impressed with ourselves we don’t really need a Savior so then we really have no need to praise and delight in him.

This is why it is pivotal to preach the gospel to ourselves daily. Remember that you are the “chief of sinners” (1 Tim. 1.15) and that Jesus is the able Savior! (Heb. 7.25)

To put it another way, remember that you are more of a sinner than you think you are and that Jesus is a better Savior than you think him to be! And don’t just remember it but be convinced of it, for it is true!! Join the Father in delighting in the rescue and recovery of sinners to the praise and glory of Jesus, our Savior.

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29 08 2006
Mike

You are so right, Erik! I need to preach the doctrine of human depravity to myself daily but not only that alone as you have said that Christ is the abled saviour to reach into the muck and mire and pull my sorry self out of the sin and prison of self worship!
Thank you, Erik!

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