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“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

This is good.  Loving those in authority is what he is talking about.  Why?  Because God desires that no one be condemned.  He loves all whom He has made.  There are those who will reject Him, but He loves them none-the-less.  We who are called to become children of God are also to love as we are loved and, even more, to love those who hate and revile.  It does not matter; we are to love in spite of and not because of another’s actions.

Lord, You first loved me and have called me to live into the love relationship You gave through grace.  Keep me on this path so that I would continue to grow into the life for which I was created.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth and lead me in Your will to do all that is right and fitting.  Grant that I would always share the Good News, for I do not know who will hear and believe.

Lord Jesus, You reached me through the words and deeds of so many others.  Help me, Lord, to reach others by being consistent in word and deed.  Or should I say, reach others through me.  It does not matter; only that Your will be done in and through me.  Lead me always in the way You know I need to go and help me always to humbly abide with You as You lead me in the way of truth.  Amen.