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Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th September 2022 Devotional Message for Saturday – A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th September 2022 Devotional for Saturday

TOPIC: A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

OPENING PRAYER: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.

SCRIPTURE: Micah 5:1‐15

Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th September 2022 MESSAGE

This passage is a prophecy of judgment and salvation: from a helpless ruler to an ideal king; a present bad situation to something better. A look at v.1 shows the judgment of Israel’s king, which was fulfilled when Jerusalem was overrun by the Babylonians. The king was captured, his eyes were removed and he was taken to Babylon (2 Kings 25:5‐7). But vs.2‐5 introduced an ideal king who will be born in Bethlehem and whose greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.

Note the character of this leader and what He will do (vs.4‐5). Without any doubt, this refers to Christ (Matthew 2:4‐6). Through the Gospel, Christ’s kingdom has reached the ends of the earth. Through Him, true peace will reach the whole world (Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 2:14).

The ideal King will deliver His people from their enemies and gather them as remnant from among many nations (vs.6‐9) and will destroy their physical weapons and idols (vs.10‐15). In the messianic era, the people of God will not depend on weapons of war or pagan idols. They will achieve success always by depending on the Lord.

Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Practice/Word Application
And so: Christ’s greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. In which way are you contributing to establishing His Kingdom?

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

Closing Prayer
• Oh Lord, may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Prayer for the week
• Pray for Christians who are married that they will be alert against the whiles of the enemy. Pray against conflicts and the thoughts of divorce knowing that God hates divorce. Pray for forgiveness and healing of hurts as they pray for one another.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 Chronicles 16:10 ‐ 12

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Ezekiel 34‐36.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Sat, 10-Sep-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

DEAD TO SELF
That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit…
Ephesians 4:22 ‐ 23

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The new life we have in Christ Jesus, whereby we live by faith.
☀ The renewal in the Spirit of our mind daily as we read God’ s word and abide in Him.

PRAY FOR:
☛ Grace to keep on putting on the new self which is in the likeness of our God, created in righteousness and holiness.
☛ Daily walking in victory over the old life of immorality, impurity, passion and evil desires.
☛ Daily denying the old self and taking up our cross and following Jesus.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Presenting our bodies as dead sacrifices and doing unacceptable things.
⚠ Failing to remind ourselves daily, that we are dead to sin and all it’s passions.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th September 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 10th September 2022