Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th November 2023: Contend for the faith
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 10 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 10th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Contend for the faith
Opening Prayer: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Jude 1-16
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9th November 2023 Outline:
Introduction to Jude
Jude, the writer of this letter, introduces himself as a brother of James. Both James and Jude were brothers of Jesus Christ. They probably became believers after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jude wrote this letter to warn his fellow believers to beware of those people who called themselves Christians but were living immoral lives and spreading false teachings. These were enemies from the inside. He urges the true Christians to be vigilant, to be on guard and contend for the faith.
Christians are very privileged people. In his opening greetings, Jude mentions three special privileges of the Christian (v.1b). Those who come to Christ enjoy the love of God and are kept by the power of Jesus Christ.
In this letter, Apostle Jude was seriously concerned (v.4) about the things happening in the church. The false teachers understood “grace” as mere forgiveness which allows believers to still live immoral life (compare Romans 6:1,2).
Secondly, they deny that Jesus is divine. These are key pillars of the Christian faith, hence his warning and counsel that believers should fight earnestly (or agonize) to keep to the teaching of true Christian doctrine and the practice of holy living (v.3).
From vs.8, 10, 11-13&16, outline the characteristic behaviours of the false teachers and how we can combat them. Notice their fate in vs.5-7. There are false teachers around today in the Christian Churches. How similar or different are they from those described in this passage? Believers have a serious responsibility to hold on to and pass on sound Biblical teaching and the practice of moral purity.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, dear Lord, to be a diligent student of your word so I can more readily discern false doctrines and boldly refute them.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Job 42:10
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 2, 3; Romans 2; Psalms 115.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 9TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: PORT-HARCOURT REGION
Wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17
THANK GOD FOR:
►Sustenance, protection and provision for the brethren and their family.
►That there will be no loss of any kind around His people.
►That God will remove any impediment that will hinder the progress of work in their hands.
►For committed leadership at every level of their formations.
►For financial breakthrough that they will never lack resources to do God’s work.