Anglican Daily Fountain 31 October 2023 (Devotional Today)
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TOPIC: EVERY SOUL MATTERS
TEXT: 1 Timothy1:15-2:15(KJV)
1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Anglican Daily Fountain 31st October 2023 STUDY:
Today, it is possible to be carried away by people’s successes, failures or wickedness and assume either all is well and perfect with one or it is finished for the other. In our age where earthly prosperity is taken to signify God’s approval, it is more dangerous when the persons involved are your sources of strength or sponsors. It is easy to be carried away by comfort and neglect the matter of eternity.
On the other hand, the corrupt state of our society has led some believers to assume that some persons are destined for eternal destruction. In a land where many grow rich through ungodly means, unsuspecting believers may unknowingly allow bitterness to take over their hearts of love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
In the midst of the above realities, we must remind ourselves that the will of God has not changed. The revelation and manifestation of the Son of God is to save men from sin. We are not promised a world of ease, we are not guaranteed a friendly world, we are not assured of a sorrow-free world but we are promised victory in the midst of them all(John 16:33).
Our commission here is to pray that the will of God as given by our Lord and Saviour in the Great Commission becomes our number one concern. Saul of Tarsus was an enemy of the Church; the same mercy that turned him to a preacher is still available for all the enemies of the faith today(1 Tim. 1:15-16). We must never for any reason deny a soul the salvation Christ Jesus offers (v.4). Remember that in the midst of your own offences, Jesus still brought you salvation. Let this mind be in you!
PRAYER: Lord, teach me to fulfil your will on earth by taking the gospel to all!