Wretched but Saved

We will never understand God’s amazing grace until we understand how wretched we are without Him. Multiple Scriptures support this truth. #BibleLoveNotes #Biblestudy #selfesteem

Fueled by modern self-esteem philosophy, the song Amazing Grace has been criticized because it says God “saved a wretch like me.”

Many Christians insist we must have kinder views of ourselves. 

But Scripture supports the lyrics, describing the unsaved in this way:

"All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." Romans 3:12

Nor does Jesus emphasize our self-esteem after we’re saved. Jesus said obedient Christians should say, “We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.” Luke 17:7-10

Jesus didn’t rebuke the centurion in Matthew 8:5-13 who said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home.” Jesus said this centurion had an amazing understanding of Jesus’ authority.

Paul repeatedly talked about his wretchedness and God’s undeserved grace (1 Corinthians 15:9; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:15).

We will never understand God’s amazing grace until we understand how wretched we are without Him. 

Let’s focus on His honor, not ours.

We will never understand God’s amazing grace until we understand how wretched we are without Him. Multiple Scriptures support this truth. #BibleLoveNotes #Biblestudy #selfesteem

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