Daily Guide 2023

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 January 2023 | Devotional

DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL 3RD JANUARY 2023

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 January 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 January 2023 | Devotional

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Today’s Topic: Priorities

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: MARK 1: 29-45

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

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 January 2023

Jesus Christ knew when to take time away from the hectic demands of ministry in order to be refreshed in personal fellowship with the Father (v.35). Unlike Him, we could be so busy doing the work of the Lord that we have little or no time for the Lord of the work! He also knew when to take time off simply to rest (ch. 6:31).

Some leaders do not know how to say, “No!” They accept every invitation for ministry all over the place and are always busy hopping from one conference to another. As a result, sometimes they do not even have enough time for their wife and their children, which is their first God-given ministry! Opportunities and requests (vs.36-37) for different types of ministry will never be exhausted, but the man of God can be!

Do you not find v.44 surprising? Surely, Jesus Christ should be glad for all the publicity He could get so that many more people would come to see His wonder-working power! Is that not why our evangelists put up large billboards to invite the whole city to their crusades? Jesus Christ knew that it could be counter-productive when crowds come for the wrong reasons (v.45).

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

Closing Prayer
Lord, please teach me to make your priorities mine as well.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 31:3
“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 3,4, Psalms 5

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