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Empowering Mercy

13 Mercy kissed me, even though I used to be a blasphemer, a persecutor of believers, and a scorner of what turned out to be true. I was ignorant and didn’t know what I was doing. 14 I was flooded with such incredible grace, like a river overflowing its banks,[a] until I was full of faith and love for Jesus, the Anointed One!

15 I can testify that the Word is true and deserves to be received by all, for Jesus Christ came into the world to bring sinners back to life—even me, the worst sinner of all!

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  1. 1 Timothy 1:14 Paul uses the Greek word pleonazō, which means “superabounding grace.”

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