Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 January 2022 | SU Devotional | Wednesday Message
Topic: A Watchman
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, may the entrance of your word bring light and life to all I will do today.
Scripture: Ezekiel 33:1‐20
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 January 2022 | SU Devotional | Outline
Today we begin to see how God dealt with the internal problems that affected His people. First, He sent His watchmen to them. Their duty is to warn the people of impending danger (approaching enemy army) so they will not be caught unaware. The warning helps God’s people to prepare to fight or run for their lives, if need be. Refusal on the part of the watchman to raise an alarm will make him responsible for any casualty the people suffer (v.6). On the other hand, the people become responsible for their own lives if they refuse to escape when they hear the alarm (vs.1‐5). What does this tell us of the grave responsibility we have towards sinners or of sinners who hear God’s word from his messengers? Our Lord Jesus before His departure handed over to His disciples including us, the duty of watchmen. He charges us to be His faithful witnesses to all nations, reconciling them to Himself through the gospel message (vs.7‐10; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18‐20). God calls us to warn sinners to repent of their sins because He wants them to be saved (vs.11‐16; 2 Peter 3:9). He receives a genuinely repentant sinner but casts away those who refuse to repent of their sins (vs.17‐19; Isaiah 55:6‐7).
And so: How committed are you to the great commission (Matthew 28:18‐19)?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Thank you, Lord, that your arms are ever open to receive the repentant sinner.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Malachi 3:16
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 18, 19, Galatians 4,5.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
THANK GOD FOR:
› Making us the light of the world and setting us upon the hill for the world to see. › Giving us the enabling grace to shine before others daily in all our endeavours.
• Determined daily study of the word of God so it will guide our feet and provide a light to your path.
• Grace to be exemplary in all we do so our life will turn many to righteousness.
• Meekness and teachable spirit, so we will continue to learn how to remain as light of the world.
∷ Following the world and not following Christ thereby walking in darkness even when we say we are working for Christ. ∷ Forgetting that we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood thereby living like the people of the world.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 January 2022. 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.