1 Timothy 4

1 Timothy 4:10

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

(a) The Savior of all men. Jesus is not merely the Jewish Messiah, but the Gentile Messiah and the Savior of the whole world (1 John 4:14). On the cross, Jesus did not carry only the sins of the Jews. He bore all our sins.

(b) Especially of believers. Jesus is the Savior of the world, especially those who believe and are, in fact, saved.

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