I OBTAINED MERCY
1Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1Timothy 1:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
1Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
1Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Timothy 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
1Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Brothers, here the Apostle Paul is speaking both to the church and also his son Timothy.
He is telling them how very sinful man was and is, how that they have committed every imaginable sin before God under the law that was before Jesus, and also still until this day do they sin before God.
He goes on to name many sins which are committed and have been committed. He confesses that he him self was the chief sinner until Jesus Christ our Lord counted him faithful and enabled him and us putting him into the ministry.
Paul says that but for the mercy which he obtained he would continue in his sins. Brothers we to would still be lost in our sins but for the mercy of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
If you are lost in this day please invite Jesus into your heart and get into a good bible believing church and commit yourself to Jesus and the renewing of your mind, heart and soul. Paul says that he was the chief sinner and that Christ Jesus came into this world to save the sinners, again he says that he was the chief sinner. We know form bible record that when Paul was called Saul he was known as the persecuter of the Church. He beat Christians, he imprisoned them, and he killed them.
I don't believe any of you could say that today about yourself. But, you were no more Godly than he before the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ. We now or justified by our risen savour. Please make yourself available to His service that you to might be used of God as Paul was through out the New Testament.
Brothers, we have one who forgives us of all of our sins. Thank you Jesus. Thank you God the Father.
God Bless you my brothers,
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