Scripture Union Daily Guide 7th April 2021 – Exercise Self-control
Today Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 April 2021 Devotional
TOPIC: EXERCISE SELF-CONTROL ( See Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th April 2021)
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
Scripture: Proverbs 23: 1-14
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 7TH APRIL 2021
Observe the warning in vs.1-3. Be careful with free meals from rich people. It often comes with strings attached – to influence or bribe you. It may lead or force people to do what they did not plan to do (compromise conviction). What are you to do to avoid being bribed or influenced to do what you did not plan to do (v.2)? Instead of being overcome by the aroma and appetizing appearance of the food, think twice before accepting the offer.
Control your desire so you will not be trapped or enticed to lower your guard. Vs.4-11 show how to handle threats to life, integrity and relationships. Have you experienced any one of them in recent time? It is useless chasing fleeting earthly treasures. The way to prevent wealth from flying away is to invest it. We should also store it in heaven as we give to the poor, Christian ministries and worthy causes (Luke 12:33, 34).
Find out how you can gain knowledge and save children from destruction (vs.12-14). Willingness to listen and pay attention to what others are doing is a strength and ways to learn and grow spiritually.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for grace and wisdom to respond appropriately to opportunities that emerge from your daily interactions
• Pray that the political leaders will act and conduct themselves in a manner that promotes peace and unity of their country.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalm 31:16
Bible In One Year: Lev. 8-10; Heb. 9
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 7th April 2021 for Wednesday. God bless you!