December 08, 2019: SOAP #3657:  1Timothy 1-4 Scripture:  1Timothy (NIV) 1:12 I [the Apostle Paul] thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Observation:  God did not choose to use Paul because He considered Paul to be strong enough to endure all the […]

December 08, 2019: SOAP #3657:  1Timothy 1-4

Scripture:  1Timothy (NIV) 1:12 I [the Apostle Paul] thankChrist Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered mefaithful, appointing me to his service.

Observation:  Goddid not choose to use Paul because He considered Paul to be strong enough to endureall the hardships that would come his way. God chose Paul because He considered Paul faithful! 

God does not call the strong and make them faithful; He calls the faithful andgives them His strength! 

Application:   God does not need me to be strong; He needsme to be faithful!  He can provide allthe strength I will ever need.   He does not need me to be talented, He doesnot need me to have great knowledge, He does not need me to have a great personality.  He can use all that I am, and all that Ihave, but if I am faithful, I can count on Him to provide what I amlacking! 

The important question: does God consider me faithful?

Prayer:   HolySpirit, in doing what the Father has assigned me, I am depending on you to bewith me and work through me. Amen

Pastor Leon
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