Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5 May 2022 Message for Thursday. Read Daily Fountain Devotional 3 May 2022 for Anglican Communion
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5 May 2022 TOPIC: In His Steps
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5 May 2022 TEXT: 1 Peter 2:11 – 25(NKJV)
Daily Fountain Devotional 5 May 2022 MESSAGE
Our ultimate aim as Christians is to be like Jesus – to walk in His steps while we are here on earth, and to share His glory in heaven (v.21; Phil. 3:10; 1 John 3:2). Consequently, we should see ourselves as temporary residents on earth, living above fleshly lusts and every evil conduct indulged in by others (v.12).
This may bring us into conflict with others, and may lead to suffering. But as Jesus patiently endured suffering for doing good, when necessary, we too should not waiver when standing for Christ though it brings some hardship (vv. 20-21; Matt. 10:25). Like Jesus, we should not return evil for evil, but trust God who is the righteous judge (v.23). Read Phil. 2:5-11 for other Christlike attitudes we are encouraged to emulate.
In verses 13 to 17, we are encouraged to submit ourselves to human governments at each level where we operate. This is easy when the king (President) or his representative is good and gentle. Even when he is corrupt or wicked as we find in Africa and other developing countries, we should still be good ambassadors of Christ (v.18; 2 Cor. 5:20). The simple rule in all situations is to “fear God and Honour the king” (v.17; Matt. 22:21; Acts 5:29).
PRAYER: Turn this hymn into prayer, Keep step with the Master, whatever betide, SS&S 1092
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
God says: All your days are known to Me and your inheritance is secure forever. Psalm 37:18
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 5 May 2022 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.