Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 July 2022 Devotional Message for Friday– Go, and I Will Be With You
SU Daily Guide 1st July 2022 Devotional for Friday
TOPIC: Go, and I Will Be With You
OPENING PRAYER: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 31:1‐21
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 July 2022 MESSAGE
Because of Jacob’s prosperity, Laban and his sons’ attitude towards him changed. Perhaps this was God’s working as He now gives Jacob the command to go to his own land (v.3). Notice what God promises to do in v.3.
In his speech to his two wives (vs.4‐16), Jacob outlined God’s hand of intervention. Jacob’s prosperous breeding results had nothing to do with his antics. Notice to whom Jacob attributes this blessing (vs.7‐9)? In fact, Laban and Jacob did their best to deceive each other. Rachel and Leah responded in faith (vs.14‐16), not knowing what was ahead of them.
Let us put our trust in God remembering that, “although we do not know what the future holds, we do know who holds the future”. God is in control of all situations. He is in charge of every event in life.
Our human tricks do not influence events. His sovereignty does. Let us entrust our life to Him. The household gods that Rachel stole (v.19) were supposed to protect the family from harm. Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 July 2022
How can a god that can be easily stolen protect anyone? Do you depend on other ‘gods’ or ‘charms’ to protect you?
QUESTIONS(S) FOR REFLECTION
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Help me, dear Lord, not to be jealous as others prosper.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 145:9
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Kings 22; Psalms 59, 60.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 July 2022. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. Scripture Union Daily Guide 1 July 2022