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Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21 August 2023: Serving the Lord With Undivided Devotion

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21 August 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21 August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21 August 2023 Devotional, Monday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Serving the Lord With Undivided Devotion

OPENING PRAYER: My dear heavenly Father, as I study your word, let it be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21st August 2023 MESSAGE:

Vs.25-28. Paul’s reasons for singleness: Paul continues to expound the principle to remain in the state in which one was called again maintaining it is not wrong to marry (v.28a). Why does he want the unmarried to remain single (vs.26,28b-29)? “The present crisis” (v.26) is probably a reference to the pressures of the Christian life in an immoral and particularly hostile environment.

Vs.29-35. Serving the Lord with undivided devotion: “The time is short” (v.29) could mean Paul was expecting the Lord’s return at any time. He, therefore, maintained that in whatever state we find ourselves, we are to serve the Lord with undivided attention. In vs.29-31, note what this means for different people. How could one’s marriage stand in the way of one’s devotion to the Lord (vs.32-35)?

Vs.36-40. Engaged couples and widows: In Corinth, there were people who had the view that if a man was spiritual, it was all right to be engaged but not to marry his fiancée. Paul sought to free such people from feeling guilty if they choose to marry, but notice the admonition in v.9. This is good counsel which ever holds true. Notice the condition attached to a widow’s remarriage (vs.39-40). A Christian must always marry another Christian.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

CLOSING PRAYER
Whether single or married, widowed, or divorced, help me, Lord, to serve you with undivided devotion.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Timothy 4:18

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Jeremiah 34‐36.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Mon, 21-Aug-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
ENUGU REGION
In any way, when you see all these things, you can know His return is very near right at the door. Matthew. 24:33

THANK GOD FOR:
►The assurance we have that Jesus will surely return
►Grace to do the work of the Master while it is day
►The success of every planned programme and the blessings that followed

PRAY FOR:
►God’s continued help enabling the brethren live and serve Him acceptably
►Good health, strength and sustenance for the aged.

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 21 August 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.

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