Scripture Union Daily Guide 4th February 2021 Today – Holistic Approach To Mission
You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional for Today Thursday 4th February 2021. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.
TOPIC: HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MISSION
Opening Prayer: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Matthew 9:27-38
Question(s) for Reflection:
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 4TH FEBRUARY 2021 TODAY
Read vs.27-28 again. Identify the issue and the steps the victims took to resolve it. Notice Jesus’ question and their response in v. 28. What challenge are you currently facing? You too can take this to Jesus. He will help you (vs.29-30). Why would the Lord order these men not to tell anyone (v.31)? But they did. He tells us to tell everyone about Him, but we tell no one.
Who is more disobedient (vs.35-38)? Notice in v.35 Jesus’s response to the Pharisee’s insinuations (v.34). Instead of spending all our time ruminating on people’s subjective comments about us, let us just move on with the work (cf. 1 Peter 2:23). An adage states, “If you stop every time a dog barks, your journey will never end.” We must not allow others to be our roadblocks, but rather make them our building blocks.
Read vs.35-38 (cf. Isaiah 61:1-3) and note again that mission involves meeting physical or material needs (vs.27-34) as well as compassionate response to spiritual needs (v.36). Does v.37 challenge you to pursue mission? Remember, God is looking not for our ability but availability. So, let us obey the instruction in v.38, even as we also make ourselves available for the harvest.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
HYMN: THE HEAD THAT ONCE WAS CROWNED
1. The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty victor’s brow.
2. The highest place that Heav’n affords
Belongs to Him by right;
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And Heaven’s eternal Light.
3. The joy of all who dwell above,
The joy of all below,
To whom He manifests His love,
And grants His name to know.
4. To them the cross with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of Heaven.
5. They suffer with their Lord below;
They reign with Him above;
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.
6. The cross He bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to Him,
His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.
• Lord, as I share my testimonies, help me impact others to follow you and receive your blessings.
• Pray that God will protect Christians against hostile governments.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 28:11 (nkjv) – And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
Bible In One Year: Isa. 34-36; Mark 9:1-29
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