SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 4, 2022 (UNSUCCESSFUL AMBUSH)
TOPIC : UNSUCCESSFUL AMBUSH
OPENING PRAYER: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Acts 25:1‐12
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Many times, we celebrate what God has done for us, but have you ever rejoiced over what God stopped or prevented from happening? V.3 shows us how desperate the priests and the Jewish leaders were in their quest to harm Paul. Our reading today reminds us of the fact that God works out every situation for our good (Romans 8:28).
Many are the times God works on our blind side to prevent evil plans from happening. Just like Paul, you could have fallen into the trap of the enemy, lost your job or even met your untimely death through a deadly disease. But somehow, God, in His own mercies, sheltered you. Praise the Lord! As Paul stood in his defence before Festus (vs.8‐12), he knew that justice could not be found in Jerusalem; hence his bold decision to appear before Caesar.
Take note how this aligns with God’s earlier message to him (23:11). God continues to use Paul’s legal knowledge and Roman citizenship for His purpose in his (Paul’s) life.
So What: Be reminded that our Christian walk doesn’t necessarily make life easier for us, but it guarantees us this confidence, that even amidst life’s challenges, God is always on our side (Romans 8:31, Matthew 28:29b).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
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• Thank God for this assurance and sovereignty.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Job 36:11
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Thessalonians 3; Proverbs 24.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 04-Dec-2022
TIME FOR FELLOWSHIP
For where two or three have gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Calling us His mother and brothers as we continue to hear His word and do the will of God daily.
☀ Fellowship time, where we gather at the feet of the Master to sing, pray, rejoice, hear His word of encouragement and go home to live the life.
☛ The prayer team as they go early to set the tone for the fellowship today.
☛ The brethren as they gather at the agreed time to hear God’ s word and share fellowship with each other.
☛ The presence of God in our fellowship today to ask what we desire as God has directed us, and because we abide in Him
⚠ Disunity and display of worldly practices in our fellowship.
⚠ Any act of unrighteousness that will dispel the Spirit of God from among us.
God bless you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide – 4 December 2022, Sunday Message. Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.