ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS OMNISCIENT
God is all-knowing. God’s knowledge encompasses every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist. Nothing is a mystery to Him.
Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up;
you understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; you are aware of all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord. You have encircled me; you have placed your hand on me. This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.
PRAISE THE OMNISCIENT GOD
Praise Him because He is all-knowing. Take comfort in the reality that God knows every detail of your life. He knows without trying. He knows because He is omniscient.
CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.
- Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
- Pray for the conflict in Ukraine. Pray the fighting would cease. Pray for believers in Ukraine ask God to strengthen them and use them.
1 Timothy 2:11-15 – Christian Standard Bible
11 A woman is to learn quietly with full submission. 12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and transgressed. 15 But she will be saved through childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with good sense.
In 1 Timothy 2, Paul is concerned with the order and organization of the church. As contemporary readers approach this passage, a larger “problem” in the background is the “problem” of authority. This passage explains the ways in which both men and women submit themselves to God’s authority.
Perhaps the biggest implication from 1 Timothy 2 is that God’s authority is the source of our freedom. This prompts us to consider some questions for application. For example, how does God’s authority relate to God’s design for our sexuality, marriage, the world’s idea of fun vs God-honoring fun? How does God’s authority impact the way I exercise leadership in the workplace or at home?
When we try to live apart from God’s authority, it only results in dysfunction. Any attempt to live according to our own authority will result in human misery. It’s like digging broken wells that can’t hold water. If that’s where you find yourself today, this is an invitation to repent. Turn away from the false promises of freedom and choose to submit to God’s good authority. That’s where forgiveness and grace is found. God’s commands are for your good and flourishing. We flourish when we live according to God’s design.