Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 November 2022 Devotional Message for Friday
Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 November 2022 Devotional for Friday
TOPIC: Paul Is Immoveable!
OPENING PRAYER: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
SCRIPTURE: Act 21: 1‐14
Scripture Union Daily Guide 4th November 2022 OUTLINE
The disciples enjoyed deep, open fellowship. Paul and his team enjoyed awesome hospitality from the people who freely received them in their homes. Is your home a place of refreshment for missionaries? Paul encountered several disciples at Tyre, including Philip and Agabus. He also received prophetic messages concerning his visit to Jerusalem.
Notice the clarity with which Agabus declared his message and the manner he conveyed it (vs.10‐11). Despite this, Paul refused to be dissuaded from his journey to Jerusalem. What must have caused Paul to act contrary to these prophecies and the various warnings (Acts 9:16; 20:22‐24)?
Paul’s team covered thousands of kilometres on rough seas in hostile territory. Obeying God has never been easy. The gospel already gained roots in several Asian countries, which unfortunately are now under Islam. They kept meticulous travel records, including stopovers with Philip whose four daughters prophesied, a witness to the power of godly foundation (vs.8‐9).
Philip was earlier selected as deacon to distribute food to relieve the apostles for their preaching assignments. (Acts 6:1‐6). Now Philip is “the evangelist”. His title didn’t distract him (Acts 8). Holding office in government, business or church should not stop us from witnessing to other people.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
So what? The many dangers in life’s journey do not mean Christians must stop pressing on or change focus.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray that the Lord will empower you to be steadfast in your current service for Him.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 26:3
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Song of Songs 2, 3; Proverbs 10; Psamls 104.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PURITY OF LIFE
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter, will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
2 Timothy 2:21
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Calling us to live a life that is holy and free from evil and wicked ways.
☀ Our lives as we continue in SU to live in a way that honours God in all we do.
☛ Godly ways to be emphasized and taught in all SU formation from the Groups, Zones, Areas, Regions and National.
☛ Purity of heart and honourable life style that will glorify the name of our God.
☛ Exemplary living among our elders, mothers and fathers, youths and children.
⚠ Fleshly acts and nature that only lead to evil desires, greed and idolatry.
⚠ Allowing the pollution of the world to be seen among us who mention the name of the Lord.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 November 2022. 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.