1 Timothy 2:1-6
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.
God knows that for His people to experience true peace and the kind of life that He desires for us it is only going to be found in Him. Our hearts long for a tranquil and quiet life where we live with our souls at rest. God’s Word says that this is demonstrated by godliness and dignity where we are able to walk through our days in strength and confidence regardless of our circumstances. We strive for what the world calls a ‘full and rich life’ but God offers us peace and quiet, a calm and stillness to face our days. What a beautiful picture of salvation that God desires for all people, tranquil and quiet lives, lived in godliness and dignity. Is this what you picture as a vision of your salvation? A life where we experience God’s peace and our souls can find rest. A life where we look more and more like him and are experiencing the fullness of human dignity.
Father, Thank you that your salvation leads me to a tranquil and quiet life that looks like living as You do with all dignity. Father, forgive me when I try to fill my life with all manner of things that I think might bring me peace and fulfillment but never can satisfy my soul. Help me to live trusting in You and looking to You for every good thing You have for me. Thank you that You want everyone to experience this, and I pray for my friends and family (by name) to come to the knowledge of this truth. Amen.
This week we will be fasting and praying for our nation. If you would like a guide on how to fast you can get it here. Join us each night at 6:30pm for a time of prayer in the chapel. Monday night will be led by our Global Outreach ministry.