Scripture Union Daily Guide 2nd March | Devotional
Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 March 2022 | SU Devotional
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Scripture Union Daily Guide 2nd March 2022
TOPIC: PURSUE WHAT MATTERS
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:37-54
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 2nd March 2022 Devotional | Message
Note that the washing Jesus failed to do (v.38) was a ceremonial washing that was not even commanded by the law but had been added in the traditions of the Pharisees (Mark 7:3).
What can we learn from Jesus’ reaction to this tradition in vs.39‐41? Jesus’ reaction shows that God is more concerned about purity and righteousness of the inner man (heart) than with mere outward conformity to man‐made rules of holiness. If we only expend our energy on trying to please our leaders by conforming externally to some man‐made standards of holiness while setting aside the word of God, we are just as hypocritical as the Pharisees (see 1 Samuel 16:7).
Note however, that the word of God and the indwelling Holy Spirit should dictate our conduct and outward appearance. Vs.42‐52 is a list of six rebukes which Jesus pronounced against the Pharisees and Scribes for their hypocrisies. How do these manifest in the body of Christ today? Read v.52 again and observe how wrong interpretation of Scripture prevents people from entering God’s Kingdom. Instead of repenting, how did the Pharisees and Scribes react to Jesus’ rebuke (vs.53‐54)?
And so? Be careful lest you find yourself opposing God.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Spirit of the living God, help me to be in tune with you.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Jeremiah 17:7-8; Leviticus 24, 25, John 12