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Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 August 2023: Being Sensitive to Conscience

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 August 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 August 2023: Being Sensitive to Conscience

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 August 2023 Devotional, Tuesday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Being Sensitive to Conscience

OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22nd August 2023 MESSAGE:

The Greeks and Romans worshipped many gods and believed that evil spirits would invade human beings by attaching themselves to food if it was never sacrificed to the gods prior to its consumption. Paul embarks on a journey of enlightening the believers on the do’s and don’ts for conscience sake.

A conscience must be educated, as an uneducated conscience can make a wrong decision. An individual can educate their conscience through prayer, scripture and experience. Indeed, the scriptures state that even those who do not have faith to follow still have their conscience (Romans 2:14-15).

Nothing ought to be judged solely from the point of view of knowledge; everything ought to be judged from the point of view of love. The argument of the advanced Corinthians was that they knew better than to regard an idol as anything. Their knowledge had taken them far past that. There is always a certain danger in knowledge. It tends to make a man arrogant and feel superior and look down unsympathetically on the man who is not as far advanced as himself. Knowledge which does that is not true knowledge.

PRACTICE/WORD APPLICATION
What Now? Our conduct should always be guided not by the thought of our own superior knowledge, but by sympathetic and considerate love for our fellow man. And it may well be that for his sake we must refrain from doing and saying certain otherwise legitimate things.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Further Reading: James 3:13-18.

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

CLOSING PRAYER
Pray for grace to show deep love and concern for others in all we do.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 18:32

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Jeremiah 37‐39.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Tuesday, 22-Aug-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
OBSTACLE TO SERVICE
They will fight against you but will not overcome you and will rescue you, declares the Lord Jer. 1:19

THANK GOD FOR:
►His constant assurance that He is with us in all circumstances

PRAY FOR:
►Determination to continue to serve God despite all the obstacles and discouragements we meet daily.

PRAY AGAINST:
►Every plan of the devil to frustrate the grace of God in our lives.

Scripture Union Daily Guide for 22 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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