Scripture Union Daily Guide 14th November 2023: To live is Christ, to die is gain
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 14 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 14th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: To live is Christ, to die is gain
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 1:19-30
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14th November 2023 Outline:
Paul hopes to be released from prison. But the judge’s decision could lead to his death. However, since the mission Christ assigned him was the only passion of his life, he wins in either case – whether released from prison or executed for preaching the gospel.
The threat of death could not affect Paul’s joy (v.23). Believers should not be held in fear of death because for them, death leads directly into the presence of Christ. So, what did he choose and why? (See vs.25-26.) He chose what was more necessary and would promote God’s Kingdom work and not what was convenient for his personal comfort.
However, what is extremely important for Paul is for the Christians to live ‘in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ’ or ‘as citizens of heaven’ and to be united in one purpose. This remains an important challenge for Christians and churches in Africa and elsewhere. Do people see Christ in the conduct and business practices of Christians in your community and country? Are they regarded as “salt and light” and godly examples?
Paul suggests to the believers that Christian suffering is inevitable! It is something Christians must go through (see 2 Timothy 3:12). So, believers are encouraged to find joy even when going through suffering (see John 15:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Father in heaven, please help me to live for you daily and in all situations.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Leviticus 26:3 ‐ 4
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 11, 12; Romans 7.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 14TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: SUCF REGIONAL CONFERENCE
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength… Isaiah 40:31
THANK GOD FOR:
►Another SUCF Regional conference which is here again
►These conferences and other programmes have been a blessing to them
►Journey mercies to and from the programme
►A mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God on all attendees
►Unction to function on all the ministers at the conference