Scripture Union Daily Guide – 5th December 2022 – The Danger of Wanting to Please Men

Scripture Union Daily Guide - 5th December 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide – 5th December 2022, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Monday

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide – 5th December 2022, Monday

TOPIC: The Danger of Wanting to Please Men

OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 25:13‐27

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed?

Scripture Union Daily Guide – 5th December 2022 MESSAGE

Festus was not convinced that the charges brought by the Jewish leaders against Paul merited a death sentence. However, for fear of antagonizing the Jewish leaders, he was unable to set Paul free. Paul was compelled to appeal to Caesar when he realized that Festus was indecisive due to much pressure and might end up yielding to the demands of the Jewish leaders. It might appear that Festus wanted to please the Jews and therefore sought the assistance of King Agrippa and his sister Bernice.

Notice the open confession of Festus in vs.25a and the confused state in which he found himself as he tried to establish concrete charges to merit sending Paul to Rome to stand trial before the emperor (v.26).

There are many leaders in our world today, Africa and elsewhere, who for fear of men, love for money and the fear of losing their position and influence will not take the right decisions. There is miscarriage of justice, rigging of elections and nepotism. Even in the church, corruption is rife by many church leaders at meetings opened with prayer! Are you willing to stand for the truth no matter the consequence?

Practice/Word Application
Thought: Are you God’s man where you are, willing to stand out for Jesus
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

CLOSING PRAYER
• Lord, please give me the courage to always stand for the truth and not to compromise for fear of men.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 23:22

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Timothy 1‐3; Proverbs 25.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN Mon, 05-Dec-2022

PRAYER FOCUS
BIBLE READING PROMOTION:
KEPT BY THE WORD OF GOD

Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Proverbs 30:5

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Another Bible Reading Promotion season where people are encouraged to read and believe the word of God.
☀ Increasing our faith in Him as we read and believe His word.

PRAY FOR:
☛ More brethren in SU and other Christian Ministries to hold fast the Word of God which is the word of life.
☛ Increased teaching and training in righteousness, as we read and apply God’ s word and encourage others to do the same.
☛ Brethren in SU, as we learn to continue to take refuge in our God and in His word in this end time.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Failing to read or apply God’s word, thereby not being sanctified.
⚠ Not abiding by God’s word, thereby not overcoming the evil one.

READ: Scripture Union Daily Guide 30th November 2022 – The Chronicles of King Ahaz

Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th December 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.