Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mercy for Ministers

"Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord." 1Ti 1:2

The apostle commonly greets his readers with grace and with peace, but in addressing his true son and ministry protégé, he adds mercy.

God's grace and peace are always merciful, but for us for whom the calling and task seem always too high, too holy, and too hard, this is a necessary reminder.

As the opening lines of Ps 51 have it, "God be merciful to me; on Thy grace I rest my plea."

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