Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 2022 – Afraid of Their Own Shadow!

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 2022 Devotional Message for Saturday– Afraid of Their Own Shadow!

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 2022 Devotional for Saturday

TOPIC: Afraid of Their Own Shadow!

OPENING PRAYER: My dear heavenly Father, as I study your word, let it be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 43: 16 – 34

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 2022 MESSAGE

Observe how Joseph received back his brothers on their return to Egypt with Benjamin (v.16). Why do you think Joseph took his brothers to his own house and had a meal with them (v.16)? The brothers were afraid because they were brought into Joseph’s house.

They were tormented by their own consciences, and Joseph’s initial ‘suspicion’ of them forbade them to expect any favour. The last thing they expected was to be entertained at a banquet in the home of the second in command of Egypt.

Their tension and anxiety are palpable, but many surprises emerged during their time in Joseph’s house. Notice these in vs.18, 23‐24, 27, 33‐34. It pays to be a person of integrity; for that will surely release us to enjoy the favour God sends our way.

Notice the fulfilment of Joseph’s dream not just once more as it relates to his brothers but also as it relates to Jacob (vs.26,28). Whatever the Lord has spoken in His Word will surely be fulfilled no matter how long it takes.

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 warning for me to heed?

Practice/Word Application
Reflection: Proverbs 28:1.

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

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 2022 Closing Prayer
• O Lord, give me the grace to promptly acknowledge and repent of my wrongdoing so as to be at peace with you and with people around me.

Prayer for the week
• Pray for Christian youths in Nigeria. Believe God that their hearts will be steadfast towards God. Pray against discouragements especially when they see some wicked youths prosper illegally.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 John 4:19

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Jeremiah 10‐12.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Sat, 13-Aug-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

NO HIDING PLACE (TRUE REPENTANCE)
Can a man hide himself in hiding places so I do not see him? Declares the Lord…
Jeremiah 23:24

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Seeing us all both inside and outside with no secret that He does not Know.
☀ Forgiveness of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit that not only wiped away our sins, but ensures we continue to live holy lives.

PRAY FOR:
☛ People who had fellowshipped with us in the past, but have backslided and no more in Christ.
☛ Humility and willingness to repent and come back to fellowship with Christ and the brethren.
☛ Some of our children who have forgotten and forsaken the Lord that they will come back to Christ.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ The plan of the devil to destroy them or make then die in their sins.
⚠ Their thinking there’s still time, not knowing it is getting late.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 13 August 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 13 August 2022