SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 1, 2022 (GODLY LEADERSHIP)
TOPIC: GODLY LEADERSHIP
Opening Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 1:1‐17
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Read vs.1‐6 and identify the source of King Solomon’s establishment over the kingdom. God helped King Solomon to have a firm grip over the kingdom.
God helps godly leaders to discharge their duties effectively, including their leadership roles among the people He entrusts into their care. In vs.7‐13, we can see some godly leadership traits in Solomon that are worthy of emulation; 1) He gathered the leaders of Israel and led them to meet with God in the tabernacle at Gibeon. One of the core duties of Christian leaders should be to lead people to God. 2) We also see his zeal and devotion to God in v.6.
He sacrificed and offered a thousand burnt offerings. God’s people must sacrifice their life and resources to God and the service of the Kingdom. It is a measure of our love for Him. Observe in vs.8‐ 9, God’s response to Solomon’s sacrificial devotion to God including his prayer request (compare Matthew 6:33). Godly sacrifices and unselfish prayers attract God’s attention, favour and abundant blessings.
So: Commit your life to God right now and allow Him to lead you in doing His work. Do that right now prayerfully.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• LORD, help me to be committed to your work and word.
Prayer for the week
• Thank God for the Nation Nigeria, that hitherto God has preserved her. Pray for genuine National repentance against the wrath of God for all the evil practiced and are still being practiced in Nigeria
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
John 16:33; Zechariah 3, 4; Job 19
Daily Guide 1st October 2022 | Scripture Union