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Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 May 2024: The Peace Offering

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 May 2024: The Peace Offering

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 31st May 2024 (Friday)

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TODAY’S TOPIC: THE PEACE OFFERING
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: LEVITICUS 3:1-17

Question(s) for Reflection
* Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
* Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
* Q8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 May 2024 Outline:

The Peace offering is the third of the offerings in Leviticus. Unlike the burnt offering, the animal could be male or female, but it must be without defect (vs.1, 6). Our God deserves the best! There are different kinds of peace offering that can be presented to the Lord (7:11). It could be for thanksgiving (7:12), for the fulfilment of a vow or voluntary offering (7:16).

Unlike most sacrifices, the peace offering was meant to be eaten by the worshipper, only a portion of the animal (fats, kidney, cover of the liver) or grain brought to the altar was burnt (vs.3-5, 9-11). The rest was given back to the worshipper (7:15-16). This was then eaten before God in fellowship with others. What lesson is in this for us?

The peace offering is a picture of the fellowship that we share with one another as believers because Christ brought us peace (Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 2:14). It also foreshadows the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:15). We should, however, take note of the prohibition in v.17 (cf. 7:23-27). This is similar to the instruction about the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).

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

Closing Prayer
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for opening the way of perfect peace and fellowship with God for us through your death and resurrection.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 31:8
“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 152- 2 Chronicles 1; Psalm 72

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN || Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 May 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
NATIONAL DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYING
“… I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16: 18

THANK GOD FOR:
* Bringing us to the end of the 5th month of this year victoriously
* The success of children rallies, and other activities embarked upon in all our formations in the month of May
* Journey mercies for our staff and pilgrims and for keeping all of us in good health

PRAY FOR:
* Renewed vigour for all members of the Union as we face the work in the months ahead
* The spirit of revival upon us, that we may witness significant increase in our effectiveness in the Union’s Ministry callings
* The Lord will make us (individuals, families and formations), financially comfortable on a sustainable basis
* The Scripture Union Global will continue to record strides and make the impact of the Union more visible across the world

PRAY AGAINST:
* Limitations to the growth of Scripture Union work in all our localities
National Day of Prayer And Fasting
Today is National Day of Prayer & Fasting

Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 May 2024: The Peace Offering

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