Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 September 2023 Devotional, Thursday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: One Body, Many Parts
OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:12 – 31
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage? • Q 8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
The Church, the body of Christ, is likened to the human body in which all the members have mutual relationship, and each has its proper place and use (vs.12-26). The members are variously gifted for the benefit of the whole body. All believers are filled with the same Spirit (v.13). The fact that the normal healthy body has many diverse parts should inform how we view ourselves and others in God’s church. No one is inferior, and no gift is inferior. We must work in obedience to the Head (Christ) and in cooperation with other believers.
Read vs.24-26 again and note that just as “some part of the body that seem weakest and less important are actually the most necessary”, even so are the individual gifts. Every spiritual gift is beneficial to the body of Christ and has both presentable and unpresentable parts so in the church God has blended the gifted and the less gifted for a purpose. God has arranged them in such a manner that members together create a natural care for one another.
Apply: Do you secretly feel you are superior to some people in your Church/Fellowship because of your spiritual gifts? Or are you secretly jealous of others because of their spiritual gifts? We need to repent!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
O Lord, help me to avoid unhealthy rivalry but serve in my area of giftings for the common good of your Church.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 30:16
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Thu, 14-Sep-2023
REVIVAL FOR SCRIPTURE UNION
Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you. Psalm 85:6
THANK GOD FOR:
►Members of the Union for increased zeal and commitment to work.
► Where our mandate occupies in the heart of God is strategic. The enemy will like to go the extra mile to make our hands to hang down.
►God to visit and revive us afresh
►Strength and clear mandate for the HOD, Children. Pray God to give him potent strategies for driving the work, that our fruits might abound and abide
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 September 2023. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.