SU DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE FOR TODAY
March 22, 2023 || Scripture Union Daily Guide Reading, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Wednesday. Read SU Daily Guide Message
TOPIC: Standing Before God and Men
OPENING PRAYERS: Dear Lord, I request that you help me to encounter you as I meditate on your word.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Esther 5: 1-14
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
March 22, 2023 || Scripture Union Daily Guide Reading
Full of God: Esther knew very well that she was “doomed to die unless the king holds out his gold scepter” (4:11). Her commitment was firm “I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die” (4:16). What gave her this unusual courage and commitment to take such a threatening risk on her personal life? Here is a deep spiritual truth of all time – whoever spends quality prayer time in God’s presence, will have courage to stand in His purpose before men.
Esther prepared before God with an intense three day fast, and “put on her royal robes” (5:1) to meet the King! Stop to reflect on vs.2-3. Will you consider this a coincidence or a God-incidence and why? What else can we learn from Esther about the step-by-step approach in presenting her request to the king (vs.4-8)?
Full of Self: We see such sharp contrast with Haman in this passage. He was full of himself boasting and bragging of his prosperity, power, and promotion. Sadly, his wife and friends joined in his hateful pride and prejudice that led to setting up the wicked 75m pole for his own destiny. We all need to be reminded that “pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
1. Shall peace on earth be waiting,
Shall man with man contend,
While Jesus stands inviting
The soul to love’s blest end?
By love and sweet submission,
The Master’s voice obey;
Come, join the heav’nly mission,
And watch and work and pray!
2. Shall passion still be able
From truth to lead astray?
Shall from the Lord’s free table
The hungry turn away?
3. Nay, on Thine altar holy,
With unreservèd mind,
To Christ and God all glory;
Help us our hearts to bind.
Lord Jesus, please teach me how to stand before you, to faithfully represent you before men.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 2:7
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Numbers 33, 34, Acts 14.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Wed, 22-Mar-2023
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.
– Psalm 118:1
THANK GOD FOR:
► His mercies that have kept the brethren in Enugu Region and the success of SU work in Enugu.
► The visionary leadership which has moved the work forward and the victories they enjoy in Christ Jesus.
► God’s presence and Revival in this years programme.
► Impactful and hitch free programmes and supply of funds for the programmes in Enugu Region.
► On-going work in Camp of Favour Nnenwe and the spiritual growth of Afikpo Area.
► Effective and impactful children, youths and school work in the Region and Open doors in schools of Enugu Region.
► Any spiritual, physical or financial hindrance to the completion of the projects in the Region.
► Opposition to school work in the Region, especially in Enugu State.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 22nd March 2023. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.