SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 14, 2022 (MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE)
TOPIC: MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Acts 24:22‐27
Does it surprise you that the Bible says that Felix, the Roman Governor, had “a rather accurate knowledge of the Way”? See v.24a for a possible source of that knowledge. Unfortunately, his knowledge did not influence his character. He seems to represent many African leaders not only outside of our churches and Christian ministries but also within some of them.
Note the ways in which the pretence of his spirituality showed up – he showed some concern for the welfare of the prisoner (v. 23). He brought his Jewish wife to join in the conversation but could not entertain the hard truths relating to character transformation (vs.24‐25).
His frequent audience with Paul was not for his spiritual growth but a cover‐up of his desire for a bribe (v.26); he abandoned Paul in prison to satisfy the Jewish leaders (v. 27b) and possibly because Paul did not succumb to bribing his way out of prison. Note: Our character and lifestyle will always confirm or betray our testimony as followers of Jesus Christ.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
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• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for the many believers who are going through physical suffering innocently at the hands of corrupt leaders
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 68:35
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 11, 12; Romans 7.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
But He said unto me, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…
2 Corinthians 12:9
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The grace of God that has loved us and taught us to love one another.
☀ The goodness and favour of God towards all who come to Him.
☛ Grace to continue to be devoted to God and to one another as we look out for each other.
☛ The need to express love more in this end time, where people are becoming more self-centred.
☛ More lasting relationships in Christian communities and Ministries, as people continue as godly families.
⚠ The increasing spread of negativism and unkindness due to increased fear of insecurity
⚠ People becoming individualistic and failing to realize that love is the sign that Jesus said is the mark of discipleship.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 14th November 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.