Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17
When contemplating great Bible truths and the miracle of our salvation, I say again the miracle of our salvation (Paul’s was indeed), what is left but to burst forth into a doxology as Paul does in verse 17?
I’ve been to many church services and retreats where there is nothing more to say about the greatness of God, and all that can be done is punctuate the proceedings with The Doxology.
Here Paul pays tribute to the invisible sovereign hand of God that reached down from heaven in blazing light and turned him around.
We should never stop thinking about how we too have been plucked out of the mire and placed into the perpetual palace of the eternal immortal King, and as such, we too have been transformed forever and ever.
I remember the ancient saint at my old church that they would call on regularly to close in prayer. He would always quote one of Paul’s many doxologies (they start out with “Now to…” or “Now may…”)*. He would pronounce each word reverantly and emphatically, and in each word was packed away a sermon of a thousand words.
So it is in verse 17. And all God’s people…well, you know what to say.
*For starters, Romans 5:5 13, 33; Ephesisans 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 3:16.