Today’s reading is 1 Timothy 2-3.

How could I not read this passage the week after the inauguration and not comment on it. Whether you like him or not, Paul says you need to pray for the President. While you are praying, however, remember what you really need to be praying for. You may be concerned about taxes, healthcare, borders, the military, and a host of other things. Keep in mind that the number one thing God has called us to pray for no matter who our rulers are: “that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” Why pray for this? Because “this is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Keep praying.

Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Timothy 4-5

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, a lot of skeptics and unbelievers today hold our God in contempt. Sadly, as you grow up, I have no doubt the amount of slander against God will continue and increase. May I encourage you not to fall prey to it. Unbelievers will look to any reason to justify their unbelief. But know this, no matter what anyone else says about God and what they think about how He is running the world, God wants everyone to be saved by coming to a knowledge of the truth. We may not always understand exactly why God makes the choices He does, but rest assured, His overarching purpose is to direct people to Him, to direct people to salvation. As you grow up, study the truth and let Him save you.

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