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Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional 24th February 2021 - Wholehearted Thanksgiving

Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional 24th February 2021 Today  – Wholehearted Thanksgiving

Toda Devotional; Scripture Union Daily Guide for Today Wednesday 24th February 2021. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: WHOLEHEARTED THANKSGIVING

OPENING PRAYER: my eyes O Lord that I might behold wondrous things from your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 138:1-8

1I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 2I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. 3When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me. 4May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed. 5May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lordis great. 6Though the Lordis exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. 8The Lordwill vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever? do not abandon the works of your hands.

Question(s) for Reflection:
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any command for me to obey?

TODAY’S OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL 24TH FEBRUARY 2021

There is nothing half-hearted about David’s thanksgiving here. He is determined to give thanks to God with all his heart, and not only before men but before whatever other gods they choose to worship (v.1)! His reasons are significant, because they apply to us today as well. They include God’s steadfast love and faithfulness (v.2), God’s answer to his prayers (v.3). See others in vs.6-8. We read something very significant about how God honours both His name and His word in v.2.

If God Himself has such an exulted view of both, what should be our attitude to them? God’s purpose for Israel was that through them all the nations of the earth would be blessed; and v.4 speaks of all the kings of the earth giving thanks to God. Our own calling is to take the good news of Jesus to all nations. This is surely His purpose, which He would very much love to fulfil and to make perfect in each one of us, (v.8).

Practice/Word Application:
• Thought: The third commandment is about not taking God’s name in vain. In what ways do we break this commandment today?

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer:
• God, I thank you because you will fulfil your purpose for me because your love endures forever.
• Pray for an understanding of God,s priorities for these times.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Bible Reading: Ex. 19-20; 1 Thess. 5

Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional 24th February 2021 – Wholehearted Thanksgiving. God bless you!

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Scripture Union Daily Guide Today 26th February 2021 Devotional – Do Not Trivialise The Gospel

Scripture Union Daily Guide 26th February 2021 Devotional - Do Not Trivialise The Gospel

Scripture Union Daily Guide Today 26th February 2021 Devotional – Do Not Trivialise The Gospel

You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide for Today Friday 26th February 2021. May you be blessed as you read on.

TOPIC: DO NOT TRIVIALISE THE GOSPEL

OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: Hebrew 2:1-9

1We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. 5It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7You made them a littlelower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor 8and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them,God left nothing that is not subject to them.Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.9But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Question(s) for Reflection:
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?

OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 26TH FEBRUARY 2021 DEVOTIONAL

The Mosaic Law could not provide a competent and permanent solution for sin. But God in His mercy and grace provided a better solution through Jesus Christ. However, because salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ seemed so simple, the so-called wise men of the world despise it (Romans 1:16b). The writer of Hebrews therefore cautions us to be careful how we respond to the gospel (v.1). What are the reasons for this caution (vs.2-4)?

Humanly speaking, it seems foolish that the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17) could become human and pass through all the suffering that He experienced (Philippians 2:5-8). But He went through all of it in order to restore us to our original position in the plan of God, a position we lost in the Garden of Eden (vs.5-8 cf. Genesis 1:26-28). Jesus made Himself temporarily lower than the angel (i.e. becoming man) just to purchase our salvation.

He tasted suffering and death not for any sin of His but for our sins (v.9). To take such a magnanimous sacrifice lightly shall make us liable to a just judgment from God.

Practice/Word Application:
• So: Have you availed yourself of God’s great salvation?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer:
• Thank you, dear Lord, for tasting death to save me from eternal death.
• Pray for Christian writers to have more inspiration.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Colossians 1:13 – For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,

Bible Reading: Ex. 23-24; 2 Thess. 2

Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 26th February 2021 Devotional – Do Not Trivialise The Gospel. God bless you!

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