Men's Leadership & Discipleship 1st Timothy chapter 2
Men involved in Spiritual Ministry
First and foremost, we are to be a people who pray. The words “supplications,” “intercessions,” and “giving of thanks” refer to the various forms of prayer that we are to offer for all men.
The word “supplications” is deēsis (δεησις), a word which gives prominence to personal need. It refers to prayer for one’s personal needs. Here, the word refers to petitions having to do with one’s personal needs as they are related to the government under which he lives
“Intercessions” is enteuxis (ἐντευξις). The verbal form means “to fall in with a person, to draw near so as to converse familiarly.
approach to God in free and familiar prayer.
used in Romans 8:26, and translated “maketh intercession,” has the idea of “to intervene, interfere.” It is not that the Holy Spirit pleads in our behalf, but that He throws Himself into our case, takes part in it.
In Hebrews 7:25, it is not that our Lord is ever interceding for us, but that He is always meeting us at every point in our lives and intervening in all our affairs for our benefit (Vincent).
2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 7 And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.
8 In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.
9 And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. 10 For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
a. In like manner also: The word also refers back to the statement that the men pray everywhere in 1 Timothy 2:8. Paul thought the principle of 1 Timothy 2:8 should apply in various congregations, and so should the principle in 1 Timothy 2:9.
How you dress reflects your heart. If a man dresses in a casual manner, it says something about his attitude. Likewise, if a woman dresses in an immodest manner, it says something about her heart.
11 Women should learn quietly and submissively. 12 I do not let women teach men or have authority over them. Let them listen quietly. 13
In the Book of Titus, Paul instructs older women to teach younger women how to walk in practical godliness. However, they are not to teach men in matters of doctrine or theology, but are to learn in silence. You might think this sounds terribly chauvinistic. But Paul goes on to give his reason.…
13 For God made Adam first, and afterward he made Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result.
15 But women will be saved through childbearing, assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.