Scripture Union Daily Guide 30th June 2020 – Secret To Success
TODAY’S TOPIC: SECRET TO SUCCESS
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: Psalms 127:1–5 – A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
TODAY’S MESSAGE: DAILY GUIDE 30TH JUNE 2020
People spend a lot of money in Africa to build walls around their houses for protection against robbers and burglars. It is the Lord who can safely protect us in our houses and cities. Without God we can do nothing; but with him all things are possible.
We must never view the blessings we receive as human achievement. They are not because of our clever devices. They are from God. The Apostle James made this clear. Read James 1:17. Laziness is not encouraged, but endless toil without God is useless (v.2; Eccl. 5:1;2Cor.3:6–7).
The one who enjoys God’s love should neither be tensed up nor harassed by worries but enjoy sound sleep (v.2b). That children are a heritage from the Lord means they are a reward from God and not simply a product of the human strength.
They are God’s gift. If you are having difficulties bearing children, seek all the medical help you can get, but most importantly, cry out to God. He is the One who gives couples children. He did it for Elizabeth and Zechariah (Luke 1:6–23). Even if you are not blessed with children, do not forget that having Christ in your life is most valuable. But you can also consider adopting some abandoned children.
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Reflection: “I am the Lord I changeth not”
• Turn Proverbs 3:5 into your prayer.
• Pray for the Church to spend money in a way that will best honour God.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 17:2
Read the Bible in one Year: Deut. 13–15; Acts 4:1–22
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