Scripture Union Daily Guide 17th November 2023: Gallant messengers of the gospel
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 17 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 17th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Gallant messengers of the gospel
Opening Prayer: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:19-30
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 17th November 2023 Outline:
In good Human Resource Management practice, before a final decision is made about a major appointment, all the key references and testimonials must be considered. This information helps to confirm that they are going in for people of integrity. Indeed, men and women of highest integrity are required for God’s kingdom business in the church and Christian ministry.
Here, Paul testifies about Timothy and Epaphroditus, two gallant workers, with whom he labours to promote the gospel. He presents them as examples of self-denying humility and service to him and the Philippian church. Notice how Timothy’s humble service is demonstrated in vs.19-24. How about that of Epaphroditus (vs.25-30)? The examples of these two spiritual sons of Paul challenge our concept of understudying mentors as we serve them. Do you have a mentor? How do you relate with them if you do?
There are many servants of God who are battling with one form of ailment or another (v.27). Pray for the Lord’s healing as Paul did for Epaphroditus following his heart cry.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.
All His wondrous compassion and purity.
O thou Spirit Divine, all my nature refine;
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.
(Albert W. T. Orsborn)
Offer a prayer of faith in line with James 1:17
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 17, 18; Romans 10; Psalms 122.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 17TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: YIELD TO GOD
In tune with the Master Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot bear fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4
►Continuous grace to keep our hearts in tune with the plans of God for us daily
►Grace to chart the course of our lives with correct motives as we yield it leadership to God.
►Correct desires and passions different from that of the world.