1 Timothy 1:12-17 (NIV)
The Lord’s Grace to Paul
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 believe in 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.
1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Father God, thank You for Your mercy, grace and love. I’m humbled by the works You’ve done in my life. I’m thankful to be known by the One True Living God. Words are not enough to express my gratitude to You. Please receive my whole hearted worship and adoration. Lord Jesus, I praise and thank You for saving me, redeeming me from my sins and giving me eternal life. Thank You that Your life brought me life and You equip me to do the work of Your ministry. Empower me Lord to be a good example to the young ones in my speech, conduct, love, faith and purity. Let my life be Your true sanctuary giving You honor and glory. Amen