Scripture: 1 Timothy 2.
(What is God saying here?)
1 Timothy 2:8 (NLT)
8 In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)
One of the least attended services at a church is Prayer meeting. Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, told Timothy that men are to dedicate themselves to prayer. Now, some will argue that Paul said this and not Jesus. Friend, these words would not be in the Holy Book if they were not inspired by, authorized by and blessed by God. This is God’s Holy Word, so I believe that it is actually Him speaking through Paul to Timothy. However, because it is in God’s Word, then I also believe that it is there for our spiritual nourishment, direction and benefit. When we see how men are failing in their responsibility to God and His commands, is it any wonder why we see a country rapidly going downhill in morals and Godly living? Friends, we must do our part and be the Christian men that God expected us to be. We can’t always control the direction of our government or the direction of our country at large, but we can commit to do what God ordered and allow Him to take care of the larger things. Men, please commit with me today to do our part – lift up holy hands – free from anger and controversy, and pray to the Master. Let’s do our part!
(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)
Lord Jesus, You know how busy we have made ourselves and how little priority we place on You, Christianity and the church. Please begin a new work in me – a priority to make You first in everything, especially my Christian walk and talk and meeting with other believers to worship and pray. You gave everything for me, please help me to give in return so that You may bless others through my giving.
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