Paul’s letter to Timothy now focuses on prayer for those in authority within the church. The apostle also proclaims God’s will for all men and women to be saved from eternal damnation, through faith in His only begotten son Yeshua, Christ Jesus.
“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.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Paul lists four terms associated with prayer in the word, each one having its own meaning and purpose.
Supplications are requests meant to complete’s a person’s life while prayers are forms of praise and worship directed at God.
Intercessions are done on behalf of others, as praises or requests, and thanksgiving encompasses gratitude for our creator’s will and plan for our lives.
“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.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
Because God’s desire is indeed for all His creation to be saved, and for all men to come to Him through faith in His son Jesus, sent to die for the sins of man then on the third day, to return from the dead, just as He prophesied.
God’s intent is for men to believe onto this truth, and by faith in Yeshua, in the Lord Jesus Christ, all those who believe are born again of Him that saves us.
“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.” (1 Timothy 2:5-7)
The self-promoted “preacher to the Gentiles” now calls on the name of the Lord as a witness to the root of his mission, bestowed unto him by Christ Himself, the appointed Mediator between God and His creation.
It is through Christ alone man can be saved, through faith in the truth about Jesus, His sacrifice and His resurrection from the dead. Whosoever will believe shall be saved. Let us pray!
We thank you for your blessings in our lives and for your servant Paul,
We praise you Lord for his wisdom and for his works through this scripture,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to use these verses in our lives
As we grow in you through the teachings of your faithful apostle.
Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.
God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and a place with you in heaven
According to your word, your everlasting wisdom and strength.
May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.
We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre