1 Timothy 2: Are You Praying For All In Authority?
Verse of the Day: (V2) “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
1. Authority (V1-6)
V1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;”
Apostle Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit commanded Timothy, his successor, and all Christians today that we must pray for the salvation of all who are in authority as well as all men so that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in this world of chaos and conflict. It is our duty and responsibility to submit to God’s appointed authority, even those who persecute our faith and belief in Christ. We may not agree with their beliefs and laws, but we must keep on praying for their salvation that they believe in Christ, the Son of God.
V4 “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
2. Apostle (V7-8)
V7 “Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.”
Time and again, Paul asserted himself that he was God’s chosen apostle and mouth-piece, because many doubted him for his past beliefs and deeds which were against Christianity. He also encouraged all Christians to pray without ceasing and live a holy and godly life.
V8 “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
3. Adam (V9-15)
V14 “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”
The serpent or the devil first deceived the woman, Eve, in taking the forbidden fruit, and she passed it to her husband, Adam, that he also ate it, and thus both sinned against God. However, let us not judge the woman, as God’s redemption plan for mankind included the woman, who was Mary, to conceive and give birth to His Son, to redeem the sins of the whole world. Indeed, all have sinned against God, and whosoever believes in Christ, and repent of his sins, shall never perish, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven.
V15 “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to pray for the salvation of all who are in authority.