Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 May 2022 – Faithful Stewardship

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Wednesday

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Topic: Faithful Stewardship

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: Luke 16:1‐15

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 May 2022 MESSAGE

Read vs.1‐2. How was this servant managing the wealth entrusted to his care? Our Lord is not here commending dishonesty. The kind of shrewdness of this manager is worldly. The business world is full of such efforts to outsmart each other. In the kingdom of God, the end does not justify the means.

Like the manager, however, we have different gifts, possessions and wealth apportioned to us by God. We do not own them. We are only stewards and have possession of them for only a short period. We cannot afford to hoard them or put our trust in them. Rather we have the responsibility to utilise them in a way to make friends with God and prepare for eternity. The way we use our wealth here and now will determine our reward in heaven. See Matthew 6:19‐21, 24.

Wise use of our wealth will include supporting our church; helping the poor and needy; supporting the work of Christian ministries (e.g. Scripture Union) and other organisations (like Red Cross, Motherless Babies Homes, etc); and/or giving towards University education and research. See also 2 Corinthians 9:6‐10. Note that our generosity cannot earn us salvation.

Only faith in Jesus Christ opens the gate of heaven for us. We are however, saved to do good works and receive eternal reward (Ephesians 2:8‐10). What is your take on vs.14 & 15?

Practice/Word Application
Thought: “He is not a fool who gives away what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” (John Elliot)

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
• Help me, dear Lord, to be a faithful manager of all you have entrusted to my care.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Hebrews 13:20 ‐ 21

One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Samuel 17, 18 Matthew 21.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 May 2022 NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Wed, 25-May-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

TEACHABLE SPIRIT
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1

THANK GOD FOR:
› Placing spiritual elders and faithful fathers and mothers who watch over our lives.
› Instructions we get in SU that teaches us to interpret spiritual truth.

PRAY FOR:
› Humility to listen and learn from our past mistakes instead of continuing in what we know will not please our God.
› Spiritual discernment that will ensure you know and accept thing of the Spirit of God.
› Humility of heart to yield to correction, reproof and all trainings that will increase us in righteousness.

PRAY AGAINST:
∷ Pride, worldly wisdom and unteachable spirit especially among our youths.
∷ Rejection of training and discipline especially when one is going wrong.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 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 25 May 2022.