1 Timothy 1:12-17

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believein him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible,the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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One response to “1 Timothy 1:12-17

  1. Jesus is merciful and kind to us, long suffering to us. But He holds us accountable for the revelation we have. Paul says he received mercy because of his ignorance. Yet after CHrist appeared to him, and revealed who Christ was, and what Paul was doing, Paul had a greater duty.

    We can not taste and see that God is good, and stay on the fringes of obedience. With the knowledge that He gives comes the duty to serve and to conform.

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