The Doorpost: Peace leads to fruit for the Kingdom

By Ray King  ·  Sep 21, 2020

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. 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.

1 Timothy 2:1-4

The verses above indicate that there is a connection between believers leading peaceful, quiet, dignified, and godly lives, and unbelievers being saved and coming to the knowledge of the Truth. The purpose is not for our own ease and comfort, not so we can have more possessions or leisure time, not to build our own little mini-kingdoms on earth, but building the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.

Most of us want to live peaceful, quiet, dignified, godly lives, especially in the midst of the turmoil that is currently going on all around us. We want to be safe and protected from violence and societal upheaval. But our first concern should be people being saved and coming to the knowledge of the Truth. The way we seek this is by making supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, and this passage gives a good idea what the content of our requests should be. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.