Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Monday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 May 2022
Topic: Living Faith
Opening Prayer: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
INTRODUCTION TO 1 PETER
The first Letter of Peter was addressed to Christians who were facing persecution in Asia Minor. It shows us that difficulties and hardships do not have to wear us down. In fact, the letter teaches us that God can use difficulties to strengthen us. Knowing this can bring hope and reassurance that eternal life is God’s ultimate purpose. Faith refined by suffering can help us to see the Lord more clearly. This is valuable advice for holding firm in difficult times.
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1‐12
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 May 2022 MESSAGE
Paul addressed his letter to Christian refugees who were facing persecution in present‐day Europe and Middle East. During the Roman Empire, Christians were sometimes considered anti‐social and a threat to the unity of the Empire. Like today, they did not live by the moral values of their cultures.
They refused to worship the Roman gods, participate in temple rites, or to pledge unquestioning allegiance to the emperor by honouring him as a god or indulge in outright emperor worship. Peter wrote to encourage them. Notice how the Apostle Peter describes Christ’s followers (vs.1,2). We have been chosen by God and set apart by the Holy Spirit so we may be obedient to Jesus Christ.
God chose us not because of what we have done or who we are but based on His eternal wisdom. God provided salvation for mankind out of His mercy. What trials does the Christian face (v.6)? God allows trials so that we can discover our own weaknesses and His infinite strength (v.7). Christ had to suffer before He was glorified. But human beings cannot fully understand the mysteries of suffering, pain or incurable diseases. Not even the prophets (vs.10‐11), or other religious leaders did.
Reflection: Millions of people around the world are displaced and forced to live in refugee camps, many of these in Africa. How can we help improve their lot?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord, grant me the grace to cope with today’s trials and temptations.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 16:20
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Judges 18, 19, Ruth 1, 2.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
SUCF WEEK OF EMPHASIS 2ND – 8TH
And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you in their generations for an everlasting covenants… Genesis 17:17
THANK GOD FOR:
› The covenant that exists between us, our family and the Almighty Father.
› His salvation plan for us and our children’s children forever.
› Our youths that they will not put aside the need to serve God in their families, school and everywhere they go.
› The plan and purpose of God will be fulfilled in their lives.
› Increased humility, teachable spirit so that all that are being invested in them will not be wasted.
∷ Failing to capture and plan for the upcoming generation in our Followership, Churches and Families.
∷ Unrighteousness in SUCF followership and failing to shine as the light of the world.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 May 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. Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 May 2022.