Conclusion: Christians are to be a people much given to prayer, and in their prayers having a generous concern for others as well as for themselves. They are to especially desire for those in civil authority that God will turn their hearts to Him for direction, making use of them for the accomplishing of His purposes. I have been struck recently with how often believers are called to pray for those in authority over them. Genuine concern for the eternal welfare of others, even those who do us harm, brings proper perspective to the way God wants us to be transformers rather than conformers. We can be conformed to ungodly behavior even through our association with others within the Church. Guard against this.
Women were created for a position of support, not slavery. If married, she was never intended to usurp the authority of her husband, but to be a co-equal helpmate. The husband should at all times address her with the utmost of dignity and respect as is her due. Believing women are to be modest, sober, and submissive.
Key Word: Prayer, 1 Timothy 2:1
Strong Verses: 1 Timothy 2:1-5, 8
Striking Facts: 1Timothy 2:5-6 – A Mediator supposes a controversy. Sin had made a quarrel between God and man. Jesus Christ, the only Mediator between God and man, undertook to make peace. He gave Himself as a ransom voluntarily so that all mankind might partake of the common salvation.