Holy Hands

Scripture

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. (1 Timothy 2:8)

Observation

Paul’s point here is not so much that hands should be raised in prayer, but that when hands are raised they should be holy.  They will be holy when there is no anger or disputing going on between them.  It reminds me of Jesus’ teaching to leave your offering and go be reconciled first before coming back to offer worship to God (Matt. 5:23-24).

Application

My worship of God is hindered every time there is an unresolved dispute or tension between me and others.  I need to always be taking an inventory of my relationship to be sure they are reconciled.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to live in reconciled relationships with all others.  Do not let me hold anger or disputing in my heart.

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