Who, in your opinion, is likely the worst person, the most wicked, the most evil person who has ever lived?
This isn’t merely academic. We instinctively rank others in moral goodness, invariably finding someone worse than ourselves.
The apostle Paul thought of himself as less than the least of God’s elect (Ep 3:8), the chief of sinners, the worst who ever lived. (1Ti 1:15)
How can this be? And is this a coincidence? Is this true humility? Or insanity?
Well, how do you know you aren’t the worst person who’s ever lived? What evidence do you have that the moral choices you’ve been making, based on the raw material you have to work with in your upbringing and experiences, won’t put you last on Judgement Day?
The answer is simple. You don’t. For all you know, you actually might be the worst person who has ever lived. (Ga 6:3)
This changes everything.
Nothing in my hands I bring. Simply to His cross I cling. He died for me.