Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st November 2023: I have learned to be content
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 21 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 21st November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: I have learned to be content
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:10-23
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st November 2023 Outline:
We ended yesterday’s meditation with Paul’s charge to shun worrying. In addition to the three things he commends we should instead do, we have an additional antidote in today’s passage. See this in vs.11-13. Contentment is a key to help us deal with worry. Lack of contentment drives people, including many men of God, to do things that may eventually ruin their calling. With contentment also, we will avoid ‘building our castle in the air’. We will depend on the Lord to meet our needs not our wants (v.19). So Christian ministers in particular should never be driven by selfish desires.
This is, however, one side of the coin. The other side is the responsibility of believers never to neglect but seek to provide for the needs of God’s servants. Like the Philippians, we must work at sending aid to ‘our Pauls’ again and again to meet their needs so they can focus on ministry. Missionary support is honoured and accepted by God as an “odour of a sweet-smelling sacrifice ….“ (v.8). Our giving to support any faithful, committed missionary or church worker is hence an offering unto God.
And so? Whatever you do for a vulnerable brother/sister is done for the Lord (Matthew 25:40) and shall be greatly rewarded.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Teach me, dear Lord, to be content with whatever you give me and to be a faithful giver.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 23:1
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Romans 14, 15; Proverbs 15.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 21ST NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: SISTERS’ REPS IN COUNCIL
Likewise, teach the older women to live in a way that honours God…. Instead, they should teach others what is good. Titus 2:3
THANK GOD FOR:
►The lives of all our sisters’ reps in Council.
►The privilege and grace to lead the sisters in their regions
►Grace to be worthy examples of Christian women and role models to other sisters in their regions
►Them to be full of wisdom, grace and be filled with the Holy Spirit.