Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 October 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: Be patient, the Lord is coming
Opening Prayer: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE: James 2:14-26
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 October 2023
The call to be patient and wait for the Lord’s return is timely. Read v.7 again and note the lesson(s) we can learn from the illustration in this verse. Meditate on how it can shape your attitude as you await the Lord’s soon return. How prepared are you if He is to come today? The farmer had to wait for rainfall twice in the year, early rains (around October) and late rains (late April or May). Although he could do nothing to bring it, he did not lose heart.
Read vs.10-11. What lesson(s) do you observe from these verses that will help to shape your attitude in times of suffering? As you wait patiently for the Lord’s return, beware of false teachers. Think of some helpful ways believers can overcome the influence of false teachers on their lives.
Following the teaching of our Lord, Jesus Christ, James urges us to be known always for speaking the truth, always meaning what we say (v.12 cf. Matthew 5:31-37) and say only what we mean (Ephesians 5:4). People should respect our words knowing that we are not given to saying one thing, ‘Yes’ and, meaning and doing another, ‘No’.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Ask God for the grace to remain patient whatever challenges He may allow you to face.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 91:7
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Esther 7, 8; Psalms 76.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 24TH OCTOBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: MISSION FIELDS
Be still and know that I am God I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
THANK GOD FOR:
►What He is doing at Zuru, Machika, Birnin Kebbi and Sokoto Mission fields
►For restoring the Machika group back after being closed for some time due to insurgency.
►For the team that visited these groups to encourage and strengthen them
►The support of the Anglican Communion CAN, RFN, CEM, Deeper Life Bible Church, Peace House to this work.
►The testimonies of those who gave their lives to Christ, and deliverances.
►New pilgrim groups and Bible clubs for children and Teen established.