1 Timothy 2:3

3 For this thing is good and accepted before 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
] 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 Therefore I beseech first of all things, that beseechings, prayers, askings, doing of thankings, be made for all men,
2 for kings and all that be set in highness, that we lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity.
3 For this thing is good and accepted before God, our Saviour,
4 that will that all men be made safe, and that they come to the knowing of truth. [that will all men to be made safe, and to come to the knowing of truth.]
5 For one God and one mediator is of God and of men, a man Christ Jesus,
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