Anglican Bible study - STUDY 44, OCTOBER 30, 2022

Anglican Bible study - STUDY 44, OCTOBER 30, 2022 
Anglican Bible study - STUDY 44, OCTOBER 30, 2022

STUDY 44


Anglican Bible study - STUDY 44, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 20TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY OCTOBER 30 2022

THEME: THE LORD GOD AND THE REIGN OF PEACE

SUB-THEME: Evidence of godly rule- 5

TOPIC: Integrity

TEXTS: Job 2:1-10

AIMS:

i. to explain Integrity from the Biblical perspective,
ii. to critically discuss the level of integrity that is exhibited by contemporary rulers and 
iii. to teach the kind of integrity expected of Christians in leadership.

INTRODUCTION

“Integrity”, simply means, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral and spiritual principles. It is a state whereby someone is known for the principles he or she appraises with undivided loyalty”. Job, in our text today maintained the level of his integrity with God by not compromising in line with his wife’s advice. It is highly disgusting in our contemporary society to hear a leader or ruler saying or promising the masses of some goodies and for the promise never being fulfilled throughout the tenure. It is highly undignified to read a national budget for important areas of interest like Education, Health and Infrastructure and yet, the budget is never implemented. The study today will shed more light on this as we discuss further.

STUDY GUIDE

1. Define Integrity in the context of Job 2:3. How can you justify the strong spiritual principle of Job? Job 2:9-10

2. Analyze the contents of integrity as in Paul’s admonition to Titus in Tit 2:7-8.

3. Compare 1Sam 17:25 with 1Sam 18:17-19 and judge the integrity of King Saul. In the context of King Saul’s integrity, critically point out some of the failed promises of our contemporary political rulers at local, state, national, judicial, academic and health levels.

4. What should be the Christian standard for leaders or those in positions of power? Prov 28:6; Matt 5:37; Acts 5:29; Col 3:17

CONCLUSION

Our God will never promise a thing and fail His people. He is also looking for a ruler after His own heart in religious, political, academic and social circle; who will rule His people with His fear. For any nation or society to enjoy peace and prosperity,there is need for godly rulers who rule with integrity.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Rulers who lie to the people demolish their own integrity.

 MEMORY VERSE: Prov 28:6 “Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool”.




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