Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th March 2022 Devotional
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SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 18TH MARCH 2022 DEVOTIONAL
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th March 2022
TOPIC: INTERPRETING TRAGEDY
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 13:1‐17
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any prayer for me to remember?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th March 2022 Devotional | Outline
Consider what the re‐telling of this tragic story was meant to serve. How often do you confess specific sin in your prayers? We often readily pray that God should forgive us our sins but we cannot really lay our finger on any particular sin. Since we have not committed adultery, fornication or embezzled money, we often do not consider ourselves sinners like those other people out there – the Galileans and those in Siloam or victims of HIV/AIDS. The problem is that we have a shallow understanding of sin (see Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23) else we will not condemn anyone else but ourselves and will seek God’s forgiveness.
Note that the ‘sin’ of the fig tree was not murder or robbery but fruitlessness. How guilty are we of this? Sin results in death (vs.3‐5; cf. Romans 6:23). Praise God that His love for us makes Him seek for our repentance (vs.6‐9; cf. Romans 5:8). Jesus showed mercy to this woman who had been suffering for 18 years. Notice the reaction of the Synagogue ruler. The religious leaders were less concerned about her pitiable state. Their main concern was more with keeping the Sabbath day ‘holy’. Jesus exposed their hypocrisy, and He often does ours too.
So: How do you react when disaster befalls opponents of the Christian faith?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for victims of disasters across the world.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
2 Timothy 1:7; Numbers 25, 26, Acts 10