Who is the vilest of sinners?  

Who is the most wretched?

Who is worthy of death?

Was it the thieving tax collector before he entered the temple to pray, crying out to God, “God be merciful to me the sinner!”

Was it deceitful Zaccheus before he climbed the tree to see Jesus, he who had defrauded the many and who profited from the masses?

What of Peter, who had denied the Messiah?

And what of Pilate who had ordered that Jesus be crucified? Was he the worst?

Or the one who spat in Christ’s face?

Or the one who tore at His beard?

Or the one who jeered and mocked and threw lots for His garment at the foot of the cross?

Surely, it must be this one who was an ardent, zealous terrorist responsible for precious lives lost in his own scheming?

Is this one the worst of sinners? Into the reject bin, Laden with guilt?

Worthy of death?

That we should celebrate his demise?

Well, according to his own testimony…yes!

His official statement is, “Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man,

I was shown mercy….Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst”           (1 Tim. 1:13-15)

Saul was like this before. But Paul the apostle, was redeemed! While he was living there was yet hope.

Who then is worthy of death? With no hope?

The soul that sins dies.

For all have sinned and come short of the glorious expectations of God.

Who then is worthy of death?

IT IS “I” THE SINNER!

“Do not gloat over your brother’s day, The day of his misfortune,

And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah, In the day of their destruction;

Yes, do not boast, In the day of their distress.”  (Obadiah 1:12)

For the hand of the Lord is not too short that it cannot save.

Not wishing for any to perish but that all should reach repentance.

May it not be,

Another soul

Lost to satan.

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