Bible: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

1:12 I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry, 1:13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant 1  man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, 1:14 and our Lord’s grace was abundant, bringing faith and love in Christ Jesus. 2  1:15 This saying 3  is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners– and I am the worst of them! 4  1:16 But here is why I was treated with mercy: so that 5  in me as the worst, 6  Christ Jesus could demonstrate his utmost patience, as an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life. 1:17 Now to the eternal king, 7  immortal, invisible, the only 8  God, be honor and glory forever and ever! 9  Amen.

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