Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th January 2021 – Dig Out The Roots!
You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional for Today Wednesday 6th January 2021. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading. God bless you!
TOPIC: DIG OUT THE ROOTS!
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-37
Question(s) for Reflection:
• Is there any command for me to obey?
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 6TH JANUARY 2021
Jesus was not interested in ‘trimming the leaves’ or even ‘cutting down the branches’ of sin. He goes for the roots. The Scribes and the Pharisees were strict in keeping the Law. For example, they would never tolerate adultery because it is forbidden in the eighth Commandment. That was why they wanted the woman caught in adultery to be stoned to death, (John 8:3-5).
However, that was like locking the door after the house has been burgled. For Jesus Christ, prevention is better than cure. Adultery begins with the lustful look, and not necessarily when the act is committed with the woman, (v.28). In the same manner, it is not the process of divorce that needs regulating, (v.31), but divorce itself should not occur and will not occur if people live right with God and with one another, (v. 32).
The third issue in our reading today concerns personal integrity. People swear on the Bible in our courts of law before they begin making false statements! How does Jesus Christ describe such people in John 8:44? Notice Jesus’ expectation of the Christian (vs. 34 – 37).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• For Reflection: Romans 8:1-4
• Pray like Job, “…till I die I will not put away my integrity from me” Job 27: 5b.
Pray about that God will raise men and women of integrity in your country, starting with you. • Praise God for who He is – the King of kings, Almighty, Holy and Righteous, all Powerful, Unchangeable, Kind and Merciful beyond measure, beautiful for every situation.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalm 27:5 – For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.
Bible In One Year: Gen. 16-17; Rom. 6
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th January 2021 – Dig Out The Roots!