The Purpose of Paul's Salvation

1 Timothy

 

I’ve made the mistake of thinking my salvation is primarily about me.  To be sure, God’s love is for me but a deeper reason He saves is for His purposes and to bring glory to Himself.

In my myopic existence I don’t focus my attention on Jesus.  I often consider my benefits and blessings, which are truly benefits and blessings and I should recognize them as such and thank God for them but His purpose goes beyond just saving me; He saves me as a testimony to His faithfulness, His grace, His love, His patience and His sovereignty.  His desire is to see all people choose Him and enter into an eternal relationship with Him but in Paul’s case, specifically:

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Some Animals Were Saved For A Sacrifice To A Worthy God

Reading through Genesis’ account of God’s direction to Noah this morning and it struck me that God is worthy of worship.  He directed Noah to take 14 of every clean animal (seven males & seven females) because these were good for eating and sacrifice.

2 “You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; ” Gen 7:2 NASB

 

After the waters had receded and Noah and his family could exit the ark he made a burnt offering to worship God because God is good and worthy of worship.

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