October 16, Reading 3 – 1 Timothy 2


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SAA Notes

Why would Paul single out these concerns for both men and women – prayer without anger or fighting for men; and modesty with behaviour appropriate to their profession of faith for women?

SJA Notes

* Lord God, Your word can be hard to for us to understand. Please mark us as a people that trusts You are wiser than we are, and that You will teach us what You have for us to know.

“… That we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

There are hard words to read in this passage.

We know that God’s word is the always-truth-mirror for our hearts. And so even when they are hard, we must wrestle with His words to us, and submit under His will.

Which from this passage is that we lead peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way.

How can we live this like, in a way that is pleasing to God?

Paul opens this up with calling on men to pray without anger or quarrelling, and women to dress themselves in good works rather than the vanity of the world.

Are these two calls the end of wisdom? No, of course not.

But it is here for us to read and dwell on, to ask God for his wisdom in how we go about pleasing Him.

* Father God,

Please help us be wise in Your wisdom. As we read Your word, please write it on our hearts, that we might not sin against You.

And as we come to passages that might prick our hearts, please Lord may we work to be humble and contrite, knowing that You are the God who loves us, who sent His Son to die for us. That You are working all things for our good.


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