October 28, 2022
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 honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Interesting thought, isn’t it? Being adorned with good works. I wonder whether we have done enough to even have created a scarf, let alone ‘apparel’. We look down that long tunnel to ‘long ago’ and focus the flashlight into the future and what do we see? The tunnel is filled with missed opportunities and the future is empty. What we need to deal with is today; how will we adorn ourselves in good works today?
It might be fun (and informative) to make a list of good things to do that gives us no discernible ‘reward’, but that furthers the kingdom here on earth. What ‘good works’ could we perform today? Every journey begins with a single step …