Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 August 2022 Devotional Message for Saturday– Hold on Firmly
SU Daily Guide 6 August 2022 Devotional for Saturday
TOPIC: Hold on Firmly
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 2:18‐29
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 August 2022 MESSAGE
In this letter, the Lord first acknowledges the good deeds of the church, and then points out misconduct that needs repentance and amendment. Recognising people’s good deeds first before offering suggestions for correction helps nurture relationships.
Thyatira resembles any African city?full of a variety of common people’s work, secular in nature, and dealers in all kinds of merchandise. For what five qualities does the Lord commend the church (v.19)? Two groups are found in the Thyatira church: those who are misled by the teachings of Jezebel who promotes immorality and idol worship; and those who reject Jezebel’s false teaching and are holding on firmly to Jesus Christ.
Jezebel, the Phoenician wicked wife of King Ahab, murdered prophets, was shamelessly immoral, and instituted Baal worship in Israel (2 Kings 9:7‐10). Today, thousands of worshippers are deceived by so‐called “men and women of God” who hold them in bondage.
Their “so‐called deep secrets” (v.24) are, in reality, occult practices. How does 1 John 4:1‐2 help us distinguish between fake and true teaching? Vs.22‐23 state the punishment awaiting the disobedient. On the other hand, check vs.24‐28 for the Lord’s blessing on those who diligently hold on to the end. Jesus, “who searches hearts and minds”, will repay everyone according to their deeds (v.23).
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 August 2022 Closing Prayer
• Dear Lord, give me the discernment to differentiate between the right and perverse doctrine and help me to follow your teachings, holding on firmly to the end.
Prayer for the week
• Pray for Christian brethren in business, believe God that their labours will not be in vain. Pray for wisdom to know where to invest or not to invest. Believe God that as they follow godly principles, they will prosper as promised by God’s word.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 126:5 ‐ 6
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
THE HILL OF THE LORD
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord: He that has clean hands and pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to vanity.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Being sovereign God, the rightful owner of the universe.
☀ Inviting his children to come up to him, to stand in His presence and serve Him.
☛ Grace to continue your Christian race in sincerity and to continue with pure heart in all you do.
☛ Daily salvation of the Lord as you continue to remain where the grace of God can keep you.
☛ Abiding in Him as you daily do the things that please Him and live only for God’s glory.
⚠ Anything that will make you indulge in what is false and defiling.
⚠ Deceit and insincere action unrighteous ways of the world in this end time.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 August 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 6 August 2022