Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Thursday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 May 2022 Topic: Christian in the society
Opening Prayer: May the meditation of my heart be acceptable unto you, O Lord as I read from your word.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11‐25
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 May 2022 MESSAGE
As Christians, we should constantly remind ourselves of who we are: strangers in this world. Our conduct should reflect this (vs.11‐12). Others may engage in all kinds of corruption and evil behaviour, we cannot. They belong here. We are citizens of heaven (v.11). Peter also gives us some principles to guide our relationship with earthly authorities. See vs.13 ‐17; cf. Romans 13:1,2.
But if ordered to do any ungodly thing, our first loyalty must be to the highest authority (see Peter’s example in Acts 4:19, 5:27‐29). When this happens, however, we should be fully prepared to bear the consequences of our action, as Christ Himself did. God demands from us not eye service but faithful service.
Are you giving faithful service to your employer and to God? In vs.18‐21, Peter gives us a Christian perspective on how to live in an imperfect society where righteous people are persecuted.
He did not endorse the system, but he admitted it. Jesus did no wrong, but he had confidence that God would act justly on his behalf (vs.22‐23). Jesus values everyone. He died for the master, slave, tyrant, oppressed, wealthy as well as the poor.
Reflection: How do you react when you are treated unfairly because of your status, ethnic group, race, or religion?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS Scripture Verse
1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown.
- O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary.
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see, For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me.
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear; Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I’ll share.
• Pray today for all those who are suffering for the sake of the gospel.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 Thessalonians 5:23
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1Samuel 3, 4, 1Corinthians 12, 13.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two‐edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit… Hebrews 4:12
THANK GOD FOR:
› For the word of God which we have access to in Nigeria.
› The living hope we have despite the threat to life and sufferings we undergo.
› Renewed strength and faith daily as we follow our Master Jesus.
› The Living Water that spring from the reassurance of God’s word to quench every fiery dart of the devil.
› The word of God will come alive in our lives daily as we read and act upon them
∷ Failing to take in God’s word daily in personal quiet time and family devotion.
∷ Lack of freshness due to our life style that may contradict God’s word.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 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 5 May 2022.