Immortal, Invisible, Wise

Only the wisdom of God would look at someone like Paul and see a vessel for the gospel.

Read 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

One of my favorite hymns is, “Immortal, Invisible, God only wise.” In these verses, it is almost as if Paul is saying that as bad as he was, it was only God who saw him as worthy of redemption through the grace of Jesus. Only the wisdom of God would look at a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence and see a vessel for the gospel.

Have you ever been surprised that God would use someone like you? Have you ever felt unworthy of the grace of Jesus Christ? When do you think you have tested Jesus’ patience? Can you think of a time when the transformation that Jesus has worked in your life might have sparked someone’s desire to either enter into or deepen their own relationship with Christ? What is one tangible difference Jesus makes in your life?

In prayer, thank God for the grace available through Jesus and commit yourself to a life of praise and gratitude for that gift.


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