1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 2:1-15 (NKJV)

1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

7 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;

9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,

10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.

12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

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8 months ago

There is a reason for the prophetic calling we’ve received that will keep us from diversions and distractions. In remaining focused on our own directives from the Spirit, our hearts will be kept from the hardness of offense and strife that would close them to fulfilling the higher call of God’s love. Prayers are to be made, not just to those we have fond feelings for, but to all men everywhere, and even those who may appear to be inept and offensive in places of authority. In Christ we are no longer living to self, but in full submission to a way that reflects honor and deference to the presence of the Lord. As the Father’s heart is passionate for the salvation of even the most offensive among us, representing His faithfulness in love and mercy should take precedence over any considerations of self and their effects on our manner of living. Giving time and fervency to prayers for this cause over prayers for our own needs He’s already provided for will deflect any threats against the treasure of His love and its testimony inside. Whatever is required of us will be walked out in humble submission and uncompromised joy.

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