Re: Verse reading–Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (day seven)
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, SO THAT WE MAY LEAD A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE IN ALL GODLINESS AND DIGNITY.”–1 Timothy 2:1-2. “In this world nothing is certain, except death and taxes”–Benjamin Franklin. No avoiding it. Government is a given! So, the Bible tells us to pray for those who govern with an eye to the way God uses them to provide things we need to get on with the business of living godly lives. To the believer, government is incidental, the larger goal is holiness! Will you, today, thank God for the roads, the armed forces, the economic opportunities that we enjoy in this nation? Will you pray for those who work hard to provides these privileges? Will you, then, pray for yourself the grace to get forward in a life of holiness?