Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 November 2022 Devotional Message. Go through Question(s) for Reflection, Practice/Word Application and One Year Bible Reading Plan. God bless you as you continue reading…
TOPIC: Knowing the Law
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Acts 22:22 – 30
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 November 2022 OUTLINE
Like his newfound master, the crowd called for the elimination of Paul from the earth (v. 22). This was in fulfilment of what God told Ananias on how Paul must suffer for Christ’s sake (See Acts 9:15‐16). Paul was a Roman citizen and knew the law, hence his reaction when the Roman military commander instructed that he should be flogged (vs.24‐25).
Till today, security agencies and vigilante groups of many nations or communities use torture during interrogation. It is therefore important that as Christians we know the existing laws within the countries in which we reside so we can stand for our right whenever any attempt is made to trample upon it. Had Paul not known the law, he would have suffered unnecessary beatings. Such knowledge also helps us avoid falling foul of the law ignorantly. And you need not be a lawyer like Paul before you can do this.
As we however note in v.30, God was working behind the scenes creating an opportunity for Paul to stand before the Sanhedrin. In v.28 the Commander confessed he had to pay for his citizenship. We are citizens of heaven and that cost Jesus His life and us, nothing.
PRACTICE /WORD APPLICATION
Thought: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord help me to be a responsible citizen here on earth, as I prepare for my eternal home.
Offer a Prayer of Faith in Line With Joel 2:21
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Psalms 111‐113; Proverbs 14.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
BIBLE READING PROMOTION IN CHURCHES
THIS BOOK OF THE LAW…
Be firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law… so that you may not turn aside from it… Joshua 23:6
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Another year of Bible reading promotion as people are encouraged to read God’ s word and practice it.
☀ The Bible that keeps helping us tune our hearts to God as we read it daily in our families.
☛ Boldness as we witness to people and share the goodnews and the need to read God’ s word and use the daily Reading Notes.
☛ Revival to break forth even among us in SU, as more people read and practice what is written in the Bible.
☛ Strength and courage to do a according to God’ s word, daring to be different in our families, work places, churches and even in the fellowship.
⚠ Making light the need to read God’s word and even joking with its content.
⚠ Failing to obey God’s commandments and keeping His status.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 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.