The Tragedy Of Jesus Christ

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This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. I Timothy 1:15

As every believer faces the burden of his sin, there is one truth that should especially echo in our hearts. This truth is faithful; it is absolutely trustworthy. It is worthy of all acceptation; we should have no hesitation in making it our confession. We must not doubt it in the least. This truth is at the very heart of the gospel: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”

That must be our confession each day of our lives. We are chief sinners deserving eternal damnation. But, Jesus Christ came to save sinners, such as we are.

Two kinds of sinners populate the world: the self-righteous sinner and the self-conscious sinner. How sad is the case of the self-righteous sinner in the church today. He thinks to himself, “I’m actually a pretty good person when it comes right down to it.” He admits to making a few mistakes in life; but he certainly is not as bad as the person across the aisle. He does not think of himself as an unworthy sinner; therefore, he does not look to Jesus Christ for salvation either.

But how beautiful it is when the self-conscious sinner says from the heart, “I am chief among sinners.” When we see ourselves that way, then we will look outside of ourselves for salvation. Then, and only then, will we look for all our salvation in Jesus Christ. We will say, “Without Jesus Christ,…

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