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1 Timothy 2:1

Friday, September 30, 2011

I have been meditating upon 1 Timothy 2:1 this morning: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; with a word study of the words that are underlined. I see 4 different words that we usually think of as “prayer.” When God uses words in this manner, it is good to see the differentiations.

Exhort” is a present, active, indicative verb, defined as: parakaleo -(para, “to the side,” kaleo, “to call”) primarily, “to call to a person” – translated in other portions as “entreat” and “beseech.” The Amplified Bible translates “admonish and urge.” This phrase, “I am beseeching,” is at the beginning of the sentence in the Greek, indicating it importance.

First of all” – first in time and order, to begin with…(So, should we begin our worship services “first” with prayer, etc.?)

Supplications” deesis = a petition for a special object having regard to our necessity rather than to God’s sufficiency to supply it: giving prominence to personal need. In Byzantine Greek it was used of a written petition (as in English).

Prayers”proseuche = No. 1 with pros (Appendix 104. xv, prefixed). In the New Testament it is restricted to prayer offered to God, having regard to the power of Him Who is invoked and giving prominence to personal devotion. Also used of a place of prayer (Acts 16:13).

Intercessions”enteuxis = confiding access to God, giving prominence to childlike confidence in prayer. Occurs only in 1Timothy 2:1; 4:5.

Giving of thanks” eucharistia – (Eng., “eucharist”) – in the center of this word is the word for “grace.” – “gratitude,”

Application – or Mary’s paraphrase – With thanksgiving and grace for the power to pray, and, with the attitude of a child desiring a “well done” in the future kingdom of our Lord – with regard that only our Heavenly Father has power to hear us and answer this prayer, make a specific request for our needs and the needs of all mankind.


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