SU DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE FOR TODAY
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th March 2023, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Sunday. Read SU Daily Guide Message
TOPIC: Where are the Mordecai Mentors today?
OPENING PRAYER: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Esther 2: 1 -23
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th March 2023 MESSAGE
What can we learn about the life circumstances of Esther from this chapter? She was in exile, a refugee (vs.6-7) and an orphan (v.7). As we read Esther’s story, it is important for us to pause and ask how we support young girls like her in our families and society.
Even in exile, Mordecai was very mindful of his family, and adopted Esther. He “raised her as his own daughter” (v.7). He taught Esther how to keep her identity in this new culture (v.10). He was keen to know how she was faring in her new place (v.10). His influence on Esther had a whole-life and lifetime impact. Even after being crowned a Queen, Esther “was still following Mordecai’s directions, just as she did when she lived in his home” (v.20) – wow! This is such an inspiring and challenging example of parenting for every family and mentoring for every leader!
While we see clear evidence of God’s sovereignty in the events recorded here, this chapter also throws light on the regrets of a rushed decision (v.1), and the abusive sexual behaviour of the King (v.14). Culture cannot make right what God’s Word forbids!
Take note of vs.21-23. It formed the basis for Mordecai’s subsequent upliftment.
Question: How committed are we to identifying and mentoring younger leaders who the Lord might be preparing for significant service in His church or society soon? Turn your answer into a prayer of response to this passage.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 33:12
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 27, 28, Acts 11.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 19-Mar-2023
AREA CHRISTIAN TEACHERS SEMINAR:
YOUR SCHOOL YOUR MISSION FIELD
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
– Colossians 3: 23- 24
THANK GOD FOR:
► SU Brethren who are placed strategically in schools as teachers.
► The gifts and talents He has endowed them with for their own use, and to serve Him with.
► Grace for the teachers to do all things assigned and expected of them without blame.
► The Seminar to address the issue of tenure as the night (or transfer) cometh when they may no longer be needed in their current position.
► Decisions to continue to occupy in their current positions working for the Master who only can reward them.
► Doubts and confusion that will make them be too busy thereby missing out on the opportunity to serve God as Missionaries in their schools.
► Becoming weary due to lack of recognition or appreciation by men.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th March 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.