Topic: Faithful Civil Servants!
Read the previous message here: Scripture Union Daily Devotional 1 September 2021 – God Needs Genuine Prophets!
Opening Prayer: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:1-19
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
After a long period of drought, King Ahab became desperate and began to seek solutions to the many problems confronting the nation due to the drought (v.5). What do you think Ahab could have done? Instead of turning to God with a repentant heart, he rather depended on his own strategy. Compare this with 1 Kings 17:2-9 and Psalm 23:1-3. We may encounter challenges in life either through our sinful actions or through no fault of ours. Whichever, the only place to turn to is the presence of God. He knows how to handle every situation. Obadiah’s faithfulness to God and the actions he took to save the lives of 100 Prophets of God is a good example to follow (vs.3-4). Despite many allegations of corruption among the people in political positions, God will always have remnants who are faithful to Him and can be found trustworthy in their duties. Can you be counted among these remnants? Do you ‘take’ Jesus to your place of work or you leave Him at home?
• And So? Please take time to pray for our civil servants today!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray that all who serve the people in our government may recognize themselves primarily as God’s servants and accountable to Him.
• Pray for Christian writers, artistes and producers.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with John 14:27;Psalms 137-139; 2 Cor. 11:16-33
Scripture Union Daily Devotional 2 September 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