Friday, September 9, 2011

This is a Faithful Saying

Faithful sayings are those tried and true quips and quotes that you can take to the bank. They have loyally served generations with character-building wisdom, faith reinforcement and time-tested wisdom.

The Scriptures are packed with faithful sayings, such as the proverbs, the words of Jesus and the admonitions of the prophets.

Four times the Apostle Paul uses this wording, “This (it) is a faithful saying…”

Let’s take a look at these instances.

*1 Timothy 1:15 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.

*1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

*2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

*Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

What do we find out from these faithful sayings?
1. Jesus came to this world to save us
2. Godliness is profitable both in this life and in eternity
3. The crucified life is the most blessed life
4. A believer’s good works accomplish much

Something on which to meditate!

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