Andrew Hughes | Category: Monday Meditation
#MondayMeditation: A meditation on the Scriptures in a 140 words or less
Is it accurate to call oneself a “chief sinner?” Some might appeal to Paul’s statement in Timothy 1:16, although it is debatable whether this is what Paul meant by “foremost.” Nonetheless, in no other place does Paul identify himself or the church in such a way. And Paul’s point to Timothy is to highlight the Savior’s mercy.
Now, as Christians, this is indeed our old identity. However, we must be careful not to glory in our depravity. Depravity is a critical component to understand, but we’ll never fully plumb its depths. Instead, plumb the depths of Christ’s beauty.
Our depravity and continued sinful inclinations are not our identity any longer. Jesus is. We are now fundamentally, “saints”…“in Christ” (Ephesians 1:1). “In Christ” is our identity.
So, let’s talk more about our “Chief Savior” than our chief sins.
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