Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Saturday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 May 2022 Topic: Living in harmony
Opening Prayer: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8‐22
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 May 2022 MESSAGE
Apostle Peter now turns to relationships with our neighbours, everyone in general and Christians in particular. Notice the commands in vs.8‐12. Note, in particular, the need for forgiveness and the proper use of our tongues. When we do these things, people around us may ask why we are so different.
That will give us the opportunity to, “give the reason for the hope that we have” (v.15). It should not surprise us however, if some hate us just because of our good behaviour. Christ suffered in the same way. We must not expect a better treatment from the world. How should we react to an outright wrong accusation against us (see vs.14, 16‐17)? What does vs.19‐20 mean?
The Bible is clear that repentance is only possible on this side of the grave (Hebrews 9:27). So, in line with this, the NIV Study Bible suggests we read v.19 thus: “And in that (resurrection) state, by means of (his) ascension, he made proclamation to the spirits in prison.” (See NIV or ESV Study Bible for fuller comments.) Baptism has meaning only when we have repented of our sins and put our faith in the risen Saviour. It is otherwise an ineffective bath. Read v.21 again.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for grace to be a witness for the Lord among your neighbours?
Prayer for the week
• Pray for undivided focus on the Christian race. Pray against false teachings, doctrines and prophecies among the believers. Pray for total reliance on God and His word.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Thessalonians 3:16
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1Samuel 7, 8, 1Corinthians 16.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
TOGETHER WE WIN
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their laour. Ecclesiastics 4:9
THANK GOD FOR:
› Making us the members of the family of God who are brought together by the Blood of Jesus.
› The strength and the value we get for working in unison as Christians.
› Harmony based on Christian truth in our SU fellowship and in the Christiandom.
› Increased spiritual sharpening among our Brethren, the Staff, Pilgrims, and the Fellowship.
› Encouragement among the brethren to be good team player as we keep looking onto God.
∷ Every spirit of division that disrupts the work of God in SU.
∷ Becoming bad stewards who are self‐centred and selfish.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 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 7 May 2022.