1 Timothy Chapter 2
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Prayer to be made for all persons, since the grace of the gospel makes no difference of ranks or stations. (1-7) How men and women ought to behave, both in their religious and common life. (8-15)1-7 The disciples of Christ must be praying people; all, without distinction of nation, sect, rank, or party. Our duty as Christians, is summed up in two words; godliness, that is, the right worshipping of God; and honesty, that is, good conduct toward all men. These must go together: we are not truly honest, if we are not godly, and do not render to God his due; and we are not truly godly, if not honest. What is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, we should abound in. There is one Mediator, and that Mediator gave himself a ransom for all. And this appointment has been made for the benefit of the Jews and the Gentiles of every nation; that all who are willing may come in this way, to the mercy-seat of a pardoning God, to seek reconciliation with him. Sin had made a quarrel between us and God; Jesus Christ is the Mediator who makes peace. He is a ransom that was to be known in due time. In the Old Testament times, his sufferings, and the glory that should follow, were spoken of as things to be revealed in the last times. Those who are saved must come to the knowledge of the truth, for that is God's appointed way to save sinners: if we do not know the truth, we cannot be ruled by it.
8-15 Under the gospel, prayer is not to be confined to any one particular house of prayer, but men must pray every where. We must pray in our closets, pray in our families, pray at our meals, pray when we are on journeys, and pray in the solemn assemblies, whether more public or private. We must pray in charity; without wrath, or malice, or anger at any person. We must pray in faith, without doubting, and without disputing. Women who profess the Christian religion, must be modest in apparel, not affecting gaudiness, gaiety, or costliness. Good works are the best ornament; these are, in the sight of God, of great price. Modesty and neatness are more to be consulted in garments than elegance and fashion. And it would be well if the professors of serious godliness were wholly free from vanity in dress. They should spend more time and money in relieving the sick and distressed, than in decorating themselves and their children. To do this in a manner unsuitable to their rank in life, and their profession of godliness, is sinful. These are not trifles, but Divine commands. The best ornaments for professors of godliness, are good works. According to St. Paul, women are not allowed to be public teachers in the church; for teaching is an office of authority. But good women may and ought to teach their children at home the principles of true religion. Also, women must not think themselves excused from learning what is necessary to salvation, though they must not usurp authority. As woman was last in the creation, which is one reason for her subjection, so she was first in the transgression. But there is a word of comfort; that those who continue in sobriety, shall be saved in child-bearing, or with child-bearing, by the Messiah, who was born of a woman. And the especial sorrow to which the female sex is subject, should cause men to exercise their authority with much gentleness, tenderness, and affection.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Reinarudo Watanabe's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 2/08/2015, 6:30am...
1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6 COMMENT 2 8 2015 9:24 PM This clearly said Lord Jesus was a mediator between God and us, For he was a ransom in our sins and to be testified in due time. As said in ROMANS 14:10. Thanks to God for our Redeemer Lord Jesus Christ. A-men.
Laban mwangi's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 2/07/2015, 3:15pm...
GOD SEES AND HEARS US EVERY WHERE WE ARE AND THUS WE ARE SAVE EVERY TIME AND PLACE SO LONG US WE TRUST IN HIM.AMEN AMEN.
Tracy's 1 Timothy Chapter 2 comment on 2/01/2015, 11:52am...
I think this chapt is an eye-opener for how we as women should act from the way we look to understanding our roles. Its not to kp us on the bottom, but to kp good in the of God as well as respect frm others. chatuana: I agree that Christians should help those in need, but I dont agree that anyone should be forced to. Not even by politics. Proverbs 18:9 he wastes time and energy: He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great waster. 2Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. Plus so many more verses. I see the president makes everyone else give, but what about himself. He 's seems pretty extravagant, and others that are forcing people to give.
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