Scripture Union Daily Guide 15th November 2023: Be like Christ
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 15 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 15th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Be like Christ
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I request that you help me to encounter you as I meditate on your word.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:1-11
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 15th November 2023 Outline:
Today’s passage opens with Paul’s call for Christians to love one another and be in unity. From v.1, we notice that union with Christ and love for Him are prerequisites for Christian love and unity to be achieved. Are you united with Christ (see John 1:12, Romans 8:9)? Can you identify from v.1 some privileges (benefits) available to those in union with Christ? Mention from vs.3-5 at least four instructions we must obey to achieve unity and love with other believers in Christ. How do you measure up?
To achieve unity, we must adopt and practise Christ’s humility. Good Christian behaviour and conduct just doesn’t happen. They flow out of the godly values and attitudes within a person. Therefore, Paul urges believers to pursue the nature and process of Christ’s humility (vs.6-11).
These texts are among the most important Bible texts on the divine nature of Jesus Christ. Vs.6-8 show Christ’s example in His journey from incarnation to crucifixion leading to salvation. Here we see unequalled selflessness, discipline, humility, and obedience. We are summoned by Paul (v.5) to follow this example which was rewarded with unmatched exaltation and coronation (vs.9-11). On bended knees and with bowed heads, every tongue (both friends and foes) shall proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart and in the way I live.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Ephesians 3:20
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 13, 14; Romans 8; Psalms 120.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 15TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: SU ELDERS
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31
THANK GOD FOR:
►Our senior friends and staff of SU who have retired from active service.
►Their lives of faith in God that is soaring and not fading
►Spiritual strength, grace and encouragement from the Lord and the brethren as they continue to serve God and humanity.
►That physical strength will be renewed as they advance in age.
►Grace to finish strong
►They will remain relevant in the agenda of God for this end-time.