1 Timothy 2:3

3 For this is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,

1 Timothy 2:3 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 2:3

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
Saviour.
] Not only to live peaceably and quietly under the government men are, since that is the ordination of God, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, which his grace teaches; but to pray for all sorts of men, and for those who are set in the highest place of government, even though enemies and persecutors: this is good in itself, and in the sight of an omniscient God, who sees not as man seeth; and it is acceptable unto him through Jesus Christ, by whom every sacrifice of prayer or praise is so; for by God our Saviour is meant God the Father, who is the Saviour of all men, in a way of providence, and the Saviour of all the elect in a way of special grace; (See Gill on 1 Timothy 2:1).

1 Timothy 2:3 In-Context

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men,
2 for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity.
3 For this is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,
4 who desires that all men be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is only one God and likewise only one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

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