Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th November 2023: Counting all as loss for Christ
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 18 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 18th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Counting all as loss for Christ
Opening Prayer: As I read through this passage dear Lord, let your word bring transformation to my life.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 3:1-11
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th November 2023 Outline:
The one group that Paul struggled with virtually throughout his ministry are Jewish Christians who sought to force Gentile believers to observe the Jewish Laws, and particularly, circumcision. For them, salvation is incomplete without observance of the Law. It was the reason for the first council meeting in Jerusalem (Acts 15). He even had occasion to confront Peter on the same issue (Galatians 2:11-16). No wonder the harsh words he used to describe this group of law enforcers in v.2.
Paul supports his argument by citing his own credentials (see vs.4-6). But all these were useless to him. He totally set them aside when the Lord met him, saved his soul, and commissioned him to share the gospel of grace with everyone and especially the Gentiles. All that really matters most in life is to know Christ in an intimate and growing relationship. Neither circumcision, baptism, tithing nor any religious ceremony or observance can make us righteous nor add anything to our salvation. We are saved by grace alone through faith alone.
And so: Saved by grace alone.
This is all my plea.
Jesus died for all mankind,
And Jesus died for me.
(Philip Doddridge & Augustus M. Toplady)
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Make vs.10-11 your prayer for today.
Prayer for the week
► Pray for spiritual diligence, steadfastness and unity among Christian Ministers and Ministries.
► Pray for them to remain focused to the call of God on their lives.
► Pray against physical and spiritual attacks that will distract them from the call of God.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 31:6
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 19, 20; Romans 11; Psalms 123.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 18TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: DAILY POWER QUIZ COMPETITION – GEO-POLITICAL LEVEL
But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18
THANK GOD FOR:
►The annual spiritual exercise set for our youths to strengthen their faith through quiz
►Increased godliness among Christian youths as they use their daily power to read the bible
►The objectives of the competition to be realised
►The organizers to carry out their function in truth and honesty.