Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17
“Now unto the King . . . be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” For Paul, theology always led to doxology. Meditating on God and the salvation through Christ moved him to wonder and worship. We need both theology and doxology. The latter will be meaningless if the former is misinformed. On the other hand, it is so easy to be slothful with our theology – to just sit on it, without it transforming our hearts and minds. Theology ought to be life-changing. This was no idle “amen” that was uttered by Paul. It was the amen of his life. It was the echo of his heart. If the glory of God falls on us lightly, it means that it has never really fallen on us.
Can you say “Amen” with Paul? Do you know the salvation from sin that comes to the chief of sinners? If you have felt the weight of your sin pressing upon you as you come face to face with the weightiness of the glory of God, I invite you to look to Christ. He alone, the God-man, is able to cancel your debt. He says even today, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isa. 45:22).