Topic: Jesus saves
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
Scripture: Luke 19: 1‐10
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
This passage illustrates the true act of repentance and God’s open arms of acceptance through Christ Jesus. Read vs.1‐4 again. What can we learn from Zacchaeus’ action? He made commendable efforts in his quest to see Jesus. He did not allow his physical, professional and social status to hinder him.
Notice how readily Jesus associated with him (v.5). Zacchaeus also was excited to take Jesus to his house and as a sign of admittance and repentance of his sins, he willingly promised to give his wealth to the poor and to repay those he had defrauded (v.8; compare Luke 10:21‐22).
We may feel so unworthy sometimes because of the way we have lived in the past, but if that leads us to humble repentance and seeking the Lord in sincerity, He will forgive us and save us. That was the reason He came (v.10; cf. Matthew 1:21). Observe that Jesus called Zacchaeus by name (v.5). He knows all about us, so, there would be no need to pretend about who we are before Him. What do you think about the people’s reaction to the whole event (v.7)?
So what? How honest have you been in your stewardship of public and private property in your care? Have you, like Zacchaeus, considered making restitution as a sign of genuine repentance?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 June 2022 Closing Prayer
• Lord, give me grace to live a life of integrity, showing evidently that I am your child.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 John 3:22
One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 8, 9.
PURITY OF LIFE
Blessed are the Pure in heart, for they shall see God… Matthew 5:8
THANK GOD FOR:
› Giving us eternal life through the forgiveness of our sins and through our faith in Christ Jesus.
› The good health and good life we enjoy in Christ that has helped us live peaceful lives.
› Purity of heart, mind and soul so we can continue to live a life of Holiness, free from evil and wicked ways.
› Our hearts to continue to desire to live in a way that honours God as we make purity of life our ultimate goal in SU.
› Godly sorrow, earnestness to do God’s will and continue in His Holiness among SU Children, Youths and Family.
∷ Bitterness, unforgiveness, sexual immorality and all other vices that defiles our body.
∷ Remaining in sin and still continuing the work of the master.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 June 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 14 June 2022