Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th September 2023
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th September 2023 Devotional, Saturday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: Final Destruction and Mercy from a New King
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:1 – 9
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?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16 September 2023 Outline:
Yesterday, we saw that the spiritual gifts shine when exercised in love. In today’s passage, Paul encourages the Corinthian Christians to pursue love but not to the neglect of the other gifts, especially prophecy. Why not tongues? Apparently, the Corinthians had elevated tongues to a much higher status than prophecy as a mark of Christian maturity. Paul considers that speaking in tongues is not as useful in congregational meetings unless there is interpretation. Tongues un-interpreted, fails to build up the Body of Christ.
On the other hand, the gift of prophecy operates in a language that the people understand under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The gift has three major benefits as listed in v.3. Prophecy includes both fore-telling (what God intends to do; prediction) and forth-telling or proclamation (expounding God’s mind on every aspect of their lives). We must be careful not to minimize any of these aspects of the gift even though there is the tendency for the gift to be abused. Today, some so-called prophets take delight in predicting only calamities befalling nations and influential people. Some preachers are mere entertainers and not proclaimers of the Gospel of Christ!
And So: What can you do with your spiritual gifts to help build up the Body of Christ today?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Turn Numbers 11:29 into prayer.
Prayer for the week
► Thank God for the joy of your salvation.
► Pray for grace to know God more and more.
► Believe God for grace to grow deeper and deeper in the things of God
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 20:5
One-Year: Bible Reading Plan
Daniel 3, 4; Job 2; Psalms 119:33‐48.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 16TH SEPTEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1
THANK GOD FOR:
►Churches and other Christian bodies who have been partnering with SU to achieve her mandate
►Improved collaboration with children workers in churches and Christian ministries, that together we might constitute an indomitable army of labourers occupied in the field, raising disciples among children till the Master returns.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th 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.