Faithful sayings

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

I Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”

In this verse, the message is crystal clear. Christ’s purpose of coming into the world is to save sinners. This is a faithful saying. In the world today, many people use proverbial sayings and wives’ tales as though they were faithful sayings found in the Bible. Let me give you a couple, “God helps those who help themselves.” “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” However, the truth is that these are not faithful sayings found in the Bible.

Now what are some faithful sayings? I Timothy 4:8 & 9, “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.”

Look also at 2 Timothy 2:11-13, “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

Lastly, there is a faithful saying concerning our works found in Titus 3:8, “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.”

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer