1 Timothy 2:1-7
1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Reflection & Application
1 Timothy 2:1-4
- How does v. 4 address common doubts and misconceptions about God’s “fairness”?
- What implication does v. 4 have on the way that I view my role and calling in life? How does this challenge the way that I view people that I encounter?
1 Timothy 2:6
- A ransom is the price given to free a slave. What are the implications of the fact that Christ has given himself as a ransom for me, and what is it that he has freed me from? In what ways can I live out the freedom he died to win for me?
1 Timothy 2:7
- What hinders me from fully affirming the same life purpose as Apostle Paul?