Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Whats In a Name


Matthew 9:13
“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” - NIV

Abraham – the Man of Faith
Moses – The Lawgiver
David – A Man After God’s Own Heart
Elijah – The Prophet
Peter – The rock
Paul – The Evangelist

Heroes of our faith, listed out. God’s anointed soldiers. Role models for our spiritual lives. We just cannot relate to the spiritual maturity and stature of these listed men who were called into service…Can we?

Abraham – The liar
Moses – The murderer
David – The adulterer
Elijah – Suicide risk
Peter – The denier
Paul – The persecutor

And still, the list goes on. Jonah the disobedient. Matthew the tax collector. Jacob the deceiver. Rahab the prostitute.

Shows us a little something about the trophies of God’s grace doesn’t it. I love how much God delights in overcoming our flaws.

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