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First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions,
and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions,
that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
I cannot help but notice that these words...instructions...are not directed at anyone other than ourselves. These instructions do not tell us whether or not we must agree with them politically or morally or in any other way, only that we are urged to pray for those in high positions. Our goal being to be able to lead peaceful, quiet lives...godly and dignified.
When I look around I see much that is undignified.
Christians and non-Christians alike behaving in ways that are not peaceful or quiet.
But that is not how we are called to live.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 is comforting to me, especially during this pandemic and quarantine.
They remind me that God is in charge of all peoples and that I am called to pray for all of them.
Because only in doing that can we truly walk with Christ.