Contemplations on I Timothy 2

A Godly house submits itself to prayer,
With intercession made for every man;
For pastor, farmer, professor, and mayor,
And with thanksgiving lifting up our hands.
A Godly house by faith remains at peace,
Though all the world’s in chaos and in dread.
A wife maintains this peace particularly,
Not in autonomy without her head.
A Godly house is by salvation bound,
And God will hold you through pain of the curse:
In sweet and toil and hardship He is found,
He gives forbearance during childbirth.
For God is one, and He takes great delight,
When Godly households emulate their Christ.

Brotherly-Love (Hebrews 13:1-3)

If God is love, then you must love,
And love your brother in the faith;
Like-minded, with humility,
As Jesus’ body — one,
We urge each other on.

If God is love, then you must love,
And love the stranger in your place;
So practice hospitality,
For many who thus share,
Host angels unawares.

If God is love, then you must love,
And love the prisoner in chains;
Thus show them solidarity,
Tho’ ridiculed or killed,
We call them ‘brothers’ still.

Peace and Holiness (Hebrews 12:14-17)

The only way to nurture peace,
Is by becoming more like Christ.
For peace is found in His decrease,
And unity we find,
As we reflect His mind.
So let us seek peace fervently,
With all men – friend and enemy.

The only way to holiness,
Is by becoming more like Christ.
For He gives us distinctiveness,
Redeemed and washed by blood,
We’re special in His love.
We honor all His sacred gifts,
In recognition that they’re His.

Now peace and holiness deny,
A gracelessness from springing up.
Nor could we ever then comply,
With roots of bitterness,
Or then to faithlessness.
So sacrilege will not be found,
With in the Church’s holy ground.