Daily Devotions – Paul

Daily Devotions – Paul

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1 Timothy 1:12-16 (NIV)
The Lord’s Grace to Paul
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.


From what did Peter need to be freed?
What did Peter do, or did he need to do, to be freed?
From which of these issues do you most need to be freed? What might you need to do to be freed?


Precious Jesus, forgive me for all of the times that I stood up for issues that were contrary to what is in Your Word. Forgive me when I thought I was doing right by advocating for things that brought attention away from what is really important and that is bringing Glory to You. Thank You for loving me enough to die for my sins when I didn’t deserve it. Allow me to mature my faith and to grow in love with You. Help me trust You in all that I do and let my actions be a reflection of Your mercy and grace for all to see. I submit all that I am to You today. Amen