Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 August 2022 Devotional Message for Monday– Open the door!
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 August 2022 Devotional for Tuesday
TOPIC: Open the door!
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:14‐22
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 August 2022 MESSAGE
The Lord has no approval for the church in Laodicea. Instead, He is about to spew them out of His mouth for being neither hot nor cold. Would you rather be “hot” to please the Lord or be “lukewarm” against His will? Joshua threw a similar loyalty challenge to the Israelites (Joshua 24:14‐15).
Note that the Lord has not cast them out; instead, He warns them to amend their ways. Jesus will never drive away anyone who comes to Him (John 6:37), but those who backslide continuously drive themselves away. The Laodicea church’s attitude towards their wealth dilutes their commitment (v.17).
While they think of wealth and self‐sufficiency, the Lord points out their true condition: wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked (v.17). Money is useful in accomplishing ministry and missions, but care must be taken that wealth does not become the focus of the church, for no one can serve two masters (See Luke 16:13. See also Psalm 20:7).
Jesus standing at the door and knocking (v.20) indicates that they had pushed Him out of the church! No Christ, no true church! Jesus is still knocking at the door of every heart. When we open for Him to enter, He also opens the gate of heaven for us to enter His Kingdom.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any prayer for me to remember?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord, I open the door into every area of my life. Come in and help me live for you all the days of my life.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 Peter 5:6 ‐ 7
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Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 August 2022 | NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but wise make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15 ‐ 16
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Teaching us His standard as soon as we begin our spiritual relationship with Him.
☀ The power of God that helps us experience abundant life in Him.
☛ Daily living within the standard of God’ s word as we live by Faith in Him.
☛ Deliberate trust in God’ s promise as He has shown us the path to follow daily.
☛ God to open your eyes to see all He has prepared for you so you will not behave like the devil.
⚠ Letting the harsh situation we found ourselves to make us lower God’s standard of purity and holy living in SU and in the Christendom.
⚠ Conforming to the pattern of the world in the fellowship in order to retain membership.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 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 9 August 2022