Scripture Union Daily Guide 12th January 2021 – By Their Fruits
You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional for Today 12th January 2021. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading.
TODAY’S TOPIC: BY THEIR FRUITS
Opening Prayer: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.
Scripture: Matthew 7:13-29
Question(s) for Reflection:
• Is there any warning for me to heed? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 12TH JANUARY 2021
Note the warnings Jesus gave in the passage and the four contrasting objects He used to teach about the Kingdom of God (vs.13-14, 17, 21-23 & 24-27). We have the choice to either follow the narrow road of self-denial and disciplined lifestyle or live to please ourselves. ‘The man who goes to farm with a blunt cutlass will realise his folly at the end’ (Yoruba adage). Picture the scene on the Day of Judgment (vs.22-23).
The acclaimed Man of God faces the Judge and reminds Him of his successful ministry. “My Lord Jesus Christ, I am your man. Remember the prophesies that all came true, the demons that came rushing out, and many other signs and wonders I performed in your name.” Guess what? The Judge did not dispute any of the claims. The only thing the Judge denied was that this man was a man of God, (v.23)! All his wonderful ministry amounted to nothing (compare Isaiah 64:6; 1 Corinthians 9:27).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• So what? Sometimes we are dazzled by the gifts of the Holy Spirit which God gives to believers, and which Satan can counterfeit. God expects us to live a life that pleases Him while promoting His Kingdom with the gifts He has given to us.
• Make 1 Corinthians 9:27 your prayer today.
• Praise Him for His love in keeping our families together in unity, and in meeting our spiritual and material needs.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 15:20 – And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you,” says the Lord.
• Gen. 29-30; Rom. 10
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 12th January 2021 – By Their Fruits. God bless you!