Topic: Jesus Loves Children
Opening Prayer: Open my eyes O Lord that I might behold wondrous things from your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Matthew 19:13-22
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
The future of any family, nation or church depends on children. It is imperative therefore, that we train our children in the fear of the Lord and give them quality education for their future role in the society. Jesus loves and values children and showed this by welcoming and blessing them.
The church in Africa must follow the Master’s example by loving and caring for children and investing heavily in Children Ministry.
In many places today children are neglected or out rightly abused. Human trafficking affects mostly children. We must fight these evils in the society.
The greatest question in life is where to spend eternity so this young man was asking the right question but, unfortunately, with a wrong motive. First, his focus was on ‘doing something good’ to achieve eternity, a dead end.
Second was the source of his security and assurance (v.22)? His wealth got in the way of his relationship with God. So, Jesus struck right at the heart of his obsession (see v.21). Eternal life cannot be obtained by obeying the commandments or by good works.
Receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour and making him Lord over our lives, because of His finished work on the cross, is the only way to eternal life.
• So: How are you preparing for eternity?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord, grant that nothing will stand between me and my relationship with you. I surrender to you. • Pray for Christian writers to have more inspiration.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalm 112:1 – 4; Obadiah; Acts 8:1-25
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9th July 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, 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