OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Acts 24:1‐9
Scripture Union 12 November 2022 Daily Guide Today OUTLINE
To start with, the high priest was so desperate to get rid of Paul that he hired the services of a professional lawyer. This was meant to signify the gravity of Paul’s offenses. Read vs.2‐3 again. Was this opening remark a sincere compliment as court courtesy, or an attempt to win favour from the Governor?
Consider the charges levelled against Paul in vs.5‐7 ‐ a troublemaker, who stirs up riots; a ringleader of a religious sect (a group that was therefore operating without government permission) and someone who had defiled the Temple in Jerusalem. Such charges were to show that Paul was not only an enemy of the Jews but of Rome too.
For his hidden motives not to be detected, he was quick to add that they wanted the governor to examine Paul for the truth to be revealed. It is amazing how God works! That was an opportunity created for Paul’s defence.
For Further Study
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
So what? Do you bear false witness or do people accuse you falsely? God is sure to intervene in His own way.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray about the administration of justice in your country. Pray for judges, lawyers and the entire judicial service.
Prayer for the week
• Pray for grace and strength for the Christian race. Pray against any form of discouragement, no matter what is going wrong. Believe God that the storm will soon be over in Jesus name.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Hebrews 10:23
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 7, 8; Romans 5; Psalms 117.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
STAND UP FOR JESUS
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The strength we get in Christ Jesus, as we move on in His righteousness.
☀ The armor God has made available for us to use to withstand in the evil days
☛ SU brethren that we continue to stand firm and continue to hold on to the tradition of our faith.
☛ Grace to submit ourselves daily to God so we will be able to resist the devil and his agents.
☛ Application of God’ s word in all we do, so we will have the backing of heaven.
⚠ Living a manner of life that is not worthy of the gospel of Christ we preach.
⚠ Abusing grace, and failing to turn to God in all things.
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