Topic: They Praised God Because of Me
Opening Prayer: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.
Scripture: Galatians 1:11–24
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Paul is never tired of sharing his testimony. It is the validation of his ministry. The full account of how he encountered Christ is found in Acts 9:1–31. (Find time to read it.) Paul had been zealous in keeping the Jewish law and in persecuting those who believed in the gospel. He had worked very hard trying to earn salvation, but it led him nowhere until he turned to the gospel. So, Paul was convinced about his message both from his personal experience and the knowledge of its source (see vv.11–12). Notice also the steps he took in v.18. What do you think was the purpose of this visit? What lessons do you learn from this concerning your personal growth and development? Notice Paul’s lovely testimony in vv.23–24. Has your conversion made any noticeable change to your way of life? Are there other people, therefore, glorifying God because of you?
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• To do: Thank God for your salvation. Write your testimony and share it with at least one person this week.
Hymn – To do Thy will
O gracious God, on Thee I wait,
With Thine own self my being fill;
As day by day my life I live,
To do Thy will, Thy bless?d will.
To do Thy will, yes, that is all;
To do Thy will, obey Thy call;
To follow, Lord, where Thou dost lead,
To do Thy will is all I need.
In trials oft I find myself,
With soul oppressed and body ill;
There is a place where peace is found,
’Tis in Thy will, Thy holy will. Refrain
• Grant me grace, dear Lord, that the life I live may cause people around me to praise you.
• Pray to walk in the power that raised Jesus from the dead.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Chronicles 1:10
Read the Bible in one Year
Josh. 1–3; Luke 14:25–35
Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th December 2020 – Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, 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.