Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 May 2022 – A ‘Helping Hand’ For God

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 May 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 May 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Thursday

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Topic: A ‘Helping Hand’ For God

Opening Prayer: May the meditation of my heart be acceptable unto you, O Lord as I read from your word.

Scripture: Genesis 16:1‐16

Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 May 2022 MESSAGE

Notice the steps Sarai took to compromise her own home, her community and the future of her God‐promised descendants (vs.2,3). Having a child by one’s maid was practised in Abram’s time. But for him, that would contradict God’s promise (Genesis 15:4). Are there such practices in your community that contradict God’s word?

Abram’s family conflict is a common experience of those who act like him today, following their customs and cultural practices (vs.4–6). If you are despised, marginalised, or oppressed, seek solace in God who knows and is concerned about our plight (vs.7–11). Be careful where you go for help in times of distress (v.7; cf. Ruth 1:14–17). Note the instruction given to Hagar in v.9.

Many have linked vs.10–12 to the root cause of present‐day international terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. Read vs.13‐14 and note the change that the encounter with the angel brought to Hagar. In the light of that, what should be our attitude and approach to those who live and act like descendants of Ishmael?

Practice/Word Application
Fact: The son born to Abram and Hagar, was not part of God’s plan to create a new nation which will bring blessing to the nations of the world.

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

JESUS SHALL REIGN
1. Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

  1. To Him shall endless prayer be made, And praises throng to crown His head; His name like sweet perfume shall rise With every morning sacrifice.

  2. People and realms of every tongue Dwell on His love with sweetest song; And infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings on His name.

  3. Blessings abound where’er He reigns; The prisoner leaps to lose his chains; The weary find eternal rest, And all the sons of want are blest.

  4. Let every creature rise and bring Peculiar honors to our king; Angels descend with songs again, And earth repeat the loud amen.

Closing Prayer
• Help me, Lord, to hold on firmly to your promise, knowing you are faithful.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 8:28

One Year Bible Reading Plan
1Samuel 17, 18, Psalms 51, Matthew 8.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Thu, 12-May-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

ONLY GOD CAN DO

For with our God, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

THANK GOD FOR:
› Being a God who can do all things.
› Serving a God who cannot lie and has never failed.

PRAY FOR:
› Personal issues, health issues and family problems today, and believe God for a miracle.
› Increased faith to believe and hold on to Christ not looking at the storm.
› Positive confession with our mouth and deliberate decision to believe God in all things.

PRAY AGAINST:
∷ Every spirit of doubt that makes us belittle our great God.
∷ Forgetting that God made all things and nothing was made without His permission.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 May 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 12 May 2022.

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