Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 February 2024: Always Pleasing God
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 9TH FEBRUARY 2024 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 9 February 2024. May the Lord bless you as you study!
TODAY’S TOPIC: ALWAYS PLEASING GOD
Opening Prayer:As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: JOHN 8:21-30
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 February 2024 Outline:
Jesus’ warning in v.21 is enough to trouble any sober person but, sadly, see how His listeners misinterpreted it (v.22). Jesus was soon to depart to the Father after crucifixion and resurrection, and up until then, they had not yet believed in Him. Anyone who dies in his/her sins is doomed forever (vs.23-24).
V.28, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man…” This is the plainest statement Jesus had yet made in public to show the way He would be killed. “Lifted up” was unmistakably synonymous with “crucifixion”. Once He was crucified, His true identity would be more evident. As He predicted, thousands of Jews in Jerusalem indeed received Him as their Messiah within a few weeks of His death and resurrection (Acts 2:37-41; 47; 4:4).
It can be tempting to abandon convictions, especially when faced with so much opposition and unbelief. Many mission programmes, outreaches and serious projects have been abandoned due to declining zeal and faith.
And so: Are you facing serious challenges to your faith, especially concerning God’s calling on your life? Remember Jesus’ resolve to always do what pleases God, and not to please self or man.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Heavenly Father, help me to obey and to keep living daily to please you even when many are against me.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 68:35
“O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.”
One-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 40 – Exodus 30-32
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FEBRUARY 9, 2024
NATIONAL GRASSROOT LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONTINUES
“For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, …”
THANK GOD FOR:
• The bold step in organizing this programe
• The conducive environment
• Safe arrival of the participants
• The Holy Spirit to take charge and that no person be seen but Him alone
• An extraordinary understanding upon all the participants to grasp all that they will be taught.
• The increase in leadership capacity to move S.U to a higher ground.