The foremost sinner
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
Of these I am the foremost.
But for that reason I was mercifully treated,
so that in me, as the foremost,
Christ Jesus might display all his patience
as an example
for those who would come to believe in him
for everlasting life.
These are powerful words of hope for me, for my sinfulness and the memory of my sinfulness is always before me.
Powerful words of hope for us all.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.