Be good and acceptable in God's sight.
Verse of the Day, May 18, 2021
1 Timothy 2:3-4 CSB "This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,  who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
Paul tells Timothy to remind Christians that living a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity pleases God (1 Timothy 2:2). We often confuse the cause and effect principles of biblical instruction. Leading a quiet and tranquil life is not the action that pleases God but the result of an action that pleases God. Praying results in living godly and serious about being conformed to Jesus' image.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for hearing my prayer. I pray for everyone because I know God desires everyone to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth in Christ Jesus. Lord, I disagree with many of our leaders. I pray for the salvation of my enemies that we may live in peace. Until individuals are at peace, we can never live tranquil and quiet lives with each other. Lord, help me today tell everyone, "there is one God and one mediator also between God and men (humanity), the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the right time" (1 Timothy 2:5–6). Lord, my prayer today is that we all lift holy hands, without wrath and dissension, and pray. May we grow to know how to better work alone side other believers and sincerely pray for the salvation of those opposed to your authority (2:1–2, 8). In Jesus' name, amen.