Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th September 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– Consequences of Bad Leadership
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th September 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: Consequences of Bad Leadership
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Micah 3:1‐12
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th September 2022 MESSAGE
Leaders are to rule in righteousness and in the fear of the Lord (2 Samuel 23:3). Instead, what do we see (vs.1‐3, 9‐11)? Even today, we have leaders who are cruel, despise justice, distort the truth and judge for a bribe, are wicked and shed innocent blood, etc. Because of the evil of such leaders, God will hide His face from them and will not hear their cry or prayers (v.4), even when they claim God is with them (v.11).
What characterized the lives of religious leaders ‐ prophets and priests (vs.5‐7, 11)? Today we have ministers who collect consultation fees for counselling and prayers or for prophetic words received. Vs.6‐7 should serve as a warning to us. In contrast to the life of the leaders and prophets, Micah’s life shines forth differently (v.8).
“Therefore because of you” (v. 12) refers to the action of the leaders and prophets. How does that explain the result of bad leadership? The leaders and prophets were corrupt and had given themselves to sinful living; so they could not represent God well before the people.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
What next: Reflect on Micah 3:8 and make it a point of prayer. Pray also that God may give us good leaders in our churches and society.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th September 2022 Closing Prayer
• Pray that God should give us good and God‐fearing leaders in our churches and societies.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 127:3
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
THE PRESENCE OF GOD
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; …
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The assurance of peace, direction and calmness we have in the presence of our God.
☀ The leading and guidance of God we enjoy as His children.
☛ Brethren who may be sick, weak, disabled, orphans, widows and widowers among us that the Lord will visit them with His presence today.
☛ Grace for us all to continue to enjoy the presence of God daily, as we persevere in all things.
☛ Deliberate decision to abide and remain in His presence, inspite of all pressures of life.
⚠ Turning away from the presence of God due to the rushing winds and violent waves of life.
⚠ Failing to see and experience the presence of God due to the situation at hand.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th September 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 8th September 2022