“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 1:12-14
I love this part of the Bible. Paul shares his story. How Jesus saved him. How Jesus sought him. How Jesus forgave him.
What’s your story? What has God done in your life? Paul was self righteous. Paul was a “good man”. Paul kept all the rules. Paul was also a murderer. Paul was a blasphemer. Paul persecuted the church.
Yet Jesus counted him as faithful and put him into service.