TOPIC: BE FAITHFUL, HE IS COMING!
OPENING PRAYER: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:43-51
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
Notice the parallel between how a thief comes and the manner of the return of the Son of Man (vs.43-44). What is the believer expected to do (v.44)?
Notice also the description of the role that the believer has been given – a servant. We are all servants, and the Master has entrusted us with responsibilities in His household. Two words in v.45 describe how the servant is supposed to behave: faithful and wise. A faithful servant is one who remains loyal and steadfast to the task entrusted to him.
A wise servant is one who shows experience, knowledge and good judgment in the execution of his stewardship. Notice the reward for such faithful and wise servant (vs.46-47), and contrast this with the servant described in vs.48-51. The wicked servant made an assumption (v.48) and based his action/behaviour on this false assumption (v.49). Certainly, an unpleasant ending awaits such servant (2 Corinthians 5:10). How many times do we make the wrong assumptions regarding our responsibilities, relationships or faith? What are the consequences of wrong assumptions?
• For further action: Reflect on your life. What are the assumptions that drive your behaviour and actions?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Ask the Lord to enable you remain wise and faithful to the responsibilities He has entrusted to you.
• Pray and commit the work and studies of the coming week into God’s hand.
Prayer For The Week:
Pray for the non-denominational Christian groups like Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES), Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS), Gideon’s International, Full Gospel Business Men’s fellowship, CAPRO ministries, Peace House Revival Labor and Scripture Union. Pray also that they will keep the light of God shinning. Pray for Prison Fellowship of Nigeria.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Amos 4-6; John 7:28-53
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s Scripture Union SU Daily Guide 18 September 2021 – Be Faithful, He Is Coming! God bless you!