Scripture Union Daily Guide 16 March 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 16 March 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 16 March 2023 | Devotional

Do You Know That? Daily Guide Reading is published by Scripture Union Press & Books Ltd, an arm of Scripture Union Nigeria. Daily Guide is a true nondenominational, interdenominational Christian Bible engagement/reading aid – meditate on the Bible without denominational colorations. May the Lord bless you as you study!

Today’s Topic: Not Far From the Kingdom

Opening Prayer: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.

Scripture: Mark 12:28-34

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

Jesus Christ commends this learned man for his excellent summary of the Law. There are two parts to it. First is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. This means total commitment in our devotion to Him with absolutely no area of our life left out! We live in an age where so many things call for our attention and take away our focus and love from God. For example, compare the time you spend meditating on God’s word with that spent on social media?

Notice the second half of the command (v.31). To love God means to show mercy to the poor and needy and those with whom we come in contact. Is there someone to whom God is calling you to be a neighbour today?
Notice the conclusion of Jesus about the teacher who gave the brilliant answer (v.34). The right answer did not qualify him for the kingdom of God. He was only on the way. Knowing the right answer is one thing, doing it is another.

The simple fact is that no human being can succeed in keeping the Law in his own strength. We must depend on the forgiveness and the salvation which can be found only in Jesus Christ.

Practice/Word Application
For Meditation: Find the song,
“Rock of Ages” and meditate on it, especially the words:
Not the labours of my hands can fulfil Thy law’s demands…
Simply to Thy cross I cling… Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
Make that your earnest prayer for today.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?


Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory: but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better then themselves. – Philippians 2:3

► The love of God that stems from His love for us thereby propelling us to serve Him.
► The confidence we have in Christ as we follow Him daily and depend on His ability to see us through the struggles of life.

► Grace to continue in faith, praying, singing, rejoicing despite all odds till the end comes.
► Our life to continue to be a blessing to the Christian fold as we continue to grow in Him.
► Deliberate decision to continue to abide in Christ no matter the challenges we are passing through.

► Failing to live up to the standard of God, thereby not living the sanctified life that will bear fruit.
► Not sharing the life of Christ, His goodness and the physical blessings with which He has blessed us.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 4:8

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 21, 22, Acts 8

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