Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Friday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 May 2022 Topic: God’s standard for the home
Opening Prayer: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1‐7
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 May 2022 MESSAGE
You will profit from reading Genesis 2:20‐25 and Ephesians 5:21‐33 along with today’s passage. God who designed marriage has given clear principles to guide the relationship. Our marriages will weather the storms of life if we carefully follow these guidelines. Notice the link between the command for wives (v.1) and the submission of Christ to the Father’s will (2:22‐24a).
Wife’s submission to her husband does not make her inferior just as Christ’s submission does not make him inferior to the Father. However, in God’s design, the man is first among equals. Many husbands were not believers at Peter’s time. The wives’ behaviour was then and continues to be a source of witness to unbelieving husbands (vs.1&2). A woman can and should make herself beautiful on the outside.
Notice, however, the more important adornment, the beauty that lasts forever (vs.3‐4). Apart from Sarah, which other women in Scriptures should women model their lives after and why (vs.5,6)? Husbands must give due respect to their wives, honour and protect them. Men must also place trust and confidence in them.
Women are by nature generally not as strong physically as men. Husbands therefore must use their strength to defend, not bully, their wives lest their prayers with and for one another be hindered (v.7).
Reflect: Check your relationship with your spouse in the light of today’s message. Have you failed in any way? Then ask for forgiveness and renew your vows to each other.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for grace to obey and fulfil your marital obligations according to God’s will.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 28:1
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THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I will take you by the hand, and will keep you…. Isaiah 42:6
THANK GOD FOR:
› The assurance that we have is God that as long as we follow him, we will never walk in darkness.
› The light of life which we have in Christ Jesus.
› The grace to continue to shine for the master as He has placed us on top of a hill.
› The deliberate living and doing good works that gives glory only to our God.
› Help from above so we do not lose our saltiness in the morning, afternoon or evening of our lives.
∷ All works and walks of darkness as they will defile and disqualify us from the race.
∷ Every spirit of fear that makes us compromise and stand with the crowd instead of daring to be different.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 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 6 May 2022.