Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 February 2023 – Attitude Towards Marriage and Children
TOPIC: Attitude Towards Marriage and Children
OPENING PRAYER: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Mark 10:1-16
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 February 2023 MESSAGE
The Pharisees asked a spiritual question with a legal clothing. What, however, was the motive behind their question? Read v.2 again. The crowd, made up of possibly men who would like Jesus to approve their position on divorce must be disappointed by His response.
Jesus focused on the spiritual implication of marriage just as it was intended originally. Marriage is a life-long relationship. Both husband and wife have their responsibilities – wife to respect and be loyal to her husband and the husband to love his wife sacrificially. In vs.5-11, Jesus equates the sin of adultery to divorcing one’s spouse and marrying someone else. Read Malachi 2:16 and note God’s mind on divorce. Read also Matthew 9:9 for the exception to the rule. Even then, love does cover multitude of sins.
What other lessons can we learn from the way Jesus dealt with wrong attitudes towards children (vs.13-16)? We need, like children, to totally trust and depend on our heavenly Father. How does Christ’s gentle rebuke of His disciples and acceptance of these children (vs.14-15) highlight the importance of children ministry?
And so: What practical steps can you take to advance children ministry in your church or community. Note them and be determined to put them into practice.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Commit Christian homes to the Lord in prayer today. Pray that the Lord may deliver them from little foxes that seek to destroy their vineyard.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 39:2a
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Leviticus 20, 21, John 10.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Tue, 28-Feb-2023
GIVE HIM PRAISE!!!
I give thanks to the Lord because of his Righteousness.
– Psalm 7: 17
THANK GOD FOR:
► Keeping us through this month of February despite all the challenges we passed through.
► The health, the food, the finance, the grace to go on. It could have only been God.
► The spirit of praise and thanksgiving as we sing to His glory today and forever.
► Deliberate decision to continue to live for Him no matter the situation or circumstances we find ourselves in.
► Strength to continue in prayer, worship, fellowshipping with God and then in the coming month if the Lord tarries.
► Ungrateful heart that keeps counting sorrows instead of blessings. ► Anxieties and worries about tomorrow, forgetting that the God that saw us through yesterday is still the same God of tomorrow.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 February 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.