Do you want to live in peace? That may seem like a crazy question because everyone would say yes, but I’m serious. Look at I Timothy.
1 Timothy 2:1 – 2 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
This passage urges us to pray for those in authority over you, like the president. Look at the consequences. “in order that” means cause and effect. Your prayers result in giving you a ‘tranquil’ and ‘quiet life’. That sounds like peace to me, and living in godliness and dignity sound good too.
People in authority have a huge impact on our lives. In the Old Testament God punished the nation because King David numbered the people. So the actions and choices of those in power can impact our lives tremendously.
Having leaders who follow truth and do good things benefits us all.
Plus, we see our prayers do have an influence.
But our leaders seem so far away. It’s important to remember that they are like people, just like we are. The more you know about them, the more you can pray wisely.
We are coming up on President’s day, so let’s learn something about our past presidents. Rebecca Price Janney shares stories of presidents and their pets. Fun!
Learn more about her here.