Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th November 2023: Pressing on toward the goal
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 19 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 19th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Pressing on toward the goal
Opening Prayer: Open my eyes O Lord that I might behold wondrous things from your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 3:12-21
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th November 2023 Outline:
The athlete who fails to focus on the end of the race but keeps looking around or behind cannot win the race. Neither can a footballer who fails to continually focus on the goal post hardly score any goal. Paul’s credentials and achievements, first as a Pharisee (relying on his own abilities) and then as an Apostle to the Gentiles (relying on his Lord and Master, Jesus) are impressive and commendable (see 2 Corinthians 11:22-33). But notice how he deals with his so-called achievements (vs. 12-13a)? Read vs.13b-14 and note his aim in life. How we need to learn a lesson from his life principles. We must not allow past glory to block our view.
In what leadership role has God placed you? Can you, like Paul in v.17, say to your wards, “Follow me” without remorse of conscience? Our world needs people who will lead by example. How often have our political and church leaders failed in this area? And how have you fared? Read v.19 and note some of the actions that can prevent us from living exemplary Christian lives that others can follow.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, dear Lord, to live each day in anticipation of your soon return.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Luke 6:38
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 21, 22; Romans 12; Psalms 124.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 19TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: HAVE FAITH IN GOD
For with God, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
THANK GOD FOR:
►His assurance that what we ask God in faith according to His will, we shall receive.
►Grace to build up our most holy faith by immersing ourselves in His Word daily.
►Grace to exercise this faith in any circumstance we find ourselves.