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BASIC SCRIPTURE Devotional for18 September 2023
BASIC SCRIPTURE: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-7
2 Corinthians 4:1-7 (ESV):
1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. BASIC SCRIPTURE 18 September 2023
5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. BASIC SCRIPTURE 18 September 2023
FINISH READING: ODM Daily 18 September 2023 GOD’S TREASURE HOUSE!
Prayer Points Related to the Message:
Gratitude for the Ministry: Begin by thanking God for entrusting you with a ministry or calling, acknowledging that it is by His mercy that you serve (2 Corinthians 4:1).
Integrity in Ministry: Pray for the strength and commitment to renounce disgraceful and underhanded ways in your ministry or service. Ask God to help you practice honesty and truthfulness in all you do (2 Corinthians 4:2).
Revelation of the Gospel: Pray for those who have not yet embraced the gospel, asking God to remove the veil from their hearts and minds so they can see the light of the gospel of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
Servant’s Heart: Dedicate yourself to proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and committing to serve others for His sake (2 Corinthians 4:5).
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Thanksgiving for God’s Light: Thank God for shining His light into your heart, revealing the knowledge of His glory through Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).
Humility and Dependency: Acknowledge your own limitations and humanity, recognizing that you carry the treasure of God’s message in your frailty. Pray for humility and dependence on God’s power (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Prayer for Boldness: Ask for boldness and courage to openly proclaim the truth of God’s Word, regardless of challenges or opposition.
Intercession: Pray for others in ministry, asking God to strengthen and empower them to serve with integrity and effectiveness.
Prayer for the Unbelieving: Lift up those who have not yet accepted Christ, praying that the god of this world would no longer blind their minds, but that they would see the glory of Christ and come to faith. BASIC SCRIPTURE 18 September 2023
Praise and Worship: Conclude your prayer with praise and worship, exalting the name of Jesus Christ as Lord.
In 2 Corinthians 4, the apostle Paul emphasizes the importance of integrity, the revelation of the gospel, and the surpassing power of God in our service. Pray that you may be a vessel through which God’s light and truth shine brightly for His glory.