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Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022 – Persistence and Humility

SU Daily Guide 29 May 2022 Devotional for Sunday

Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Sunday

Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022

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Topic: Persistence and Humility

Opening Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.

Scripture: Luke 18:1‐14

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022 MESSAGE

If someone says, “God is sovereign – He knows everything, so there is no need to repeatedly present our needs to Him.” How does the parable of the persistent widow in vs.1‐8 counter that argument? Notice that God’s chosen ones ‘cry out to Him day and night’ (v.7). Some friends prayed for the conversion of someone’s nephew for 19 years before he came to the Lord.

Compare this parable with Matthew 7:7‐11. ‘Ask?, seek?, knock’ are all continuous tense, i.e. keep on asking, seeking, knocking. Jesus’ command could not be clearer! The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector (vs.9‐14) is full of contrasts. How many can you find? Tax Collectors were utterly despised for being corrupt collaborators with the Romans, while the Pharisees were highly respected religious leaders.

Surely God would accept the Pharisee’s prayer rather than the tax collector’s. But here it was the other way round. Why? The Pharisee proudly prayed about himself (vs.11‐12). He was self‐righteous and thought he did not need forgiveness (see Isaiah 64:6). The tax collector was devastated by his sin and humbly pleaded for forgiveness (v.13). Whose prayer was answered and why? Read v.14.

Practice/Word Application
So: We need to be both persistent, penitent and humble when we pray.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
• Lord, please have mercy on me for I am a sinner who needs your forgiveness.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Judges 6:23

One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Kings 3‐5, Matthew 25.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Sun, 29-May-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

PREACH ON THE GOSPEL BRETHREN
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… Romans 1:16

THANK GOD FOR:
› Giving us the great commission to proclaim the kingdom of God.
› The love of God and His plan for our redemption.

PRAY FOR:
› Wisdom of God to know when, where and how to preach the gospel in this end time.
› Brethren in the North and other places that preaching is almost impossible that God will help them to continue in the light of God.
› Our lives to turn many to righteousness.

PRAY AGAINST:
∷ Doing shameful things that will discourage people from getting saved.
∷ Getting tired and frustrated because of the hardness of hearts of people around.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 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. Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 May 2022.

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