Scripture Union Daily Guide 7th January 2021 – Be Imitator Of God Eph. 5:1a
You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional for Today Thursday 7th January 2021. Be blessed and inspired by today’s reading. God bless you!
TOPIC: BE IMITATOR OF GOD EPH. 5:1a
Open Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48
Question(s) for Reflection:
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
TODAY’S OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 7TH JANUARY 2021
As the proverb says, “A snake will always give birth to something long.” We referred to John 8:44 yesterday about the children of the devil. Today’s passage tells us what we need to do in our effort to emulate the character of God, our father.
Even though it might not be an easy road to travel, we must bear in mind that Jesus Christ has shown us the way by His exemplary life. God has also given us His Spirit to help us live a life that pleases Him. God wants us to live by these standards that is why He took time to teach on it.
In contrast to the Old Testament standards of ‘eye for an eye’ and ‘tooth for a tooth’ (Exodus 21: 22 – 24), God expects us to forgive one another (Romans 12:17-21), be truthful in all our dealings and express love to all men (even to our perceived enemies, vs.44-47).
By constantly following the footsteps of our Father, the perfect God, we would gradually be working our way to perfection (v.48). Take time to reflect on the new principle Jesus has given to guide our reaction to those who treat us wrongly or deny us our rights (vs.39-42).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• So what? Do you fall short of any of the areas mentioned in today’s passage?
• Pray for God’s forgiveness and ask Him to lead you into the right path. • Thank God for the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with John 17:2 – as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He [a ] should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
Bible in One Year: Gen. 18-19; Rom. 7
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