Opening Prayer: As I read through this passage dear Lord, let your word bring transformation to my life.
Scripture: Ezekiel 45:1‐17
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
The allocation of certain cubits of land to God is a reminder of the fact that the earth is the Lord’s and the people who live in it (Psalm 24:1). This also suggests that God is not only interested in things we consider ‘spiritual’ but in earthly matters such as land. Vs.1‐3 also remind us of God’s holiness since the land allocated to him as grounds of worship need to be kept holy.
Let us note the allocation of land to take care of the need of various categories of people – priests, ministers, Levites, all of Israel and Princes (vs.5‐7). Notice the reason God asks for this to be done (v.8). If all people, including us, are content with God’s provision for us, then no one needs to be oppressed. Because the princes of Israel in particular have failed in this, God addressed them directly in v.9.
The message here is not for our royal and political leaders and princes only but anyone entrusted with leadership responsibility! The use of accurate scales and measurements (v.10) is to ensure that people do the right things in contracts, for example, in road construction. Failure to meet the set standards in any given contract is a form of corruption. This is crippling our nations. What can we do as Christians to fight corruption in our countries?
Food for Thought: Distribution of resources and worship should be done in ways acceptable to God! Pray for justice in the land.
• Pray for justice in the land.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Lamentations 3:24
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 3, 4, Psalms 35, John 18.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
RETIRED STAFF AND BRETHREN
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. Proverb 16:31
THANK GOD FOR:
› Our brethren who have retired from active service and are utilizing their free time to accomplish all they never had time to do before.
› Keeping them a life both spiritual and physical.
› Our brethren who have retired especially the SU staff, that they will continue to fellowship with God and the brethren.
› The help of God and encouragement from brethren, even as they try their hands on other means of livelihood.
› Grace for them to use their free time to continue to serve God and advance His kingdom.
› National Council Chairman and his team as they go back home today.
∷ Ill‐ health or any terminal disease on our brethren who have retired and their families.
∷ Wasting their free time feeling sorry for themselves, instead of actively counseling and courageously working in the Master’s vineyard till the end comes.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 March 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.