Scripture Union Daily Guide 23rd August 2020 – Let Your Heart Be Wholly True To The Lord
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
TODAY’S TOPIC: LET YOUR HEART BE WHOLLY TRUE TO THE LORD
SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 8: 54–66
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any prayer for me to remember?
Today’s Outline: Scripture Union Daily Guide 23rd August 2020
The spiritual leadership offered by Solomon in this passage is exemplary. He kept reminding Israel of God’s promises and appealed to the people to walk before God, keeping his commandments, his statutes and his rules. Read vv.56–58. God’s faithfulness should make us want to love him and serve him better in his church.
It could be deduced that Solomon and the people were so dedicated that they offered the sacrifices from a free heart to God. After the dedication ceremony, and the feast that followed, observe what happened in v.66. That is exactly what happens when God’s people worship and give whole–hearted sacrifices to the Lord.
When God’s people are well instructed and properly led by their leaders, it makes the people aware of God’s goodness to them. How much do you appreciate God’s goodness to you? Do you feel happy during times of worship in your life? If not, go before the Lord and find out why you do not enjoy his presence and ask for grace to correct this situation.
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• And So? Think of God’s goodness to you and give him a sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Poverty is lack of sufficiency or adequacy of anything. Some people are rich, safe and respected and yet are spiritually poor. Spiritual prosperity which is often unseen and eternal is more valuable than physical wealth which often makes people feel confident, satisfied and complacent. True riches can only be found in Christ. No matter how much wealth one has acquired in life, if one does not have a vital relationship with Christ, he remains spiritually poor.
• Lord grant me grace to worship you with all my heart, always.
• Pray for interdenominational Christian fellowships operating in our campuses – IVF, SUCF, NIFES, FCS and such others – to blossom and be instruments of unity in the body of Christ.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with John 14:19b
Read the Bible in one Year
Psalms 116–118; 2 Cor. 3
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