Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 July 2022 Devotional Message for Friday– Deserted But Not Alone
SU Daily Guide 15th July 2022 Devotional for Friday
TOPIC: Deserted But Not Alone
OPENING PRAYER: As I read through this passage dear Lord, let your word bring transformation to my life.
SCRIPTURE: Timothy 4:9‐22
Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 July 2022 MESSAGE
Many people failed to keep faith with Paul in his final days and in his hour of need, and this included some fellow workers (v.10). Luke, the doctor who had travelled with him on some of his missionary journeys was still with him.
Notice the relationship he has now developed with Mark with whom he had lost patience in Acts 15:36‐39, leading to a split with Barnabas. Paul prays for those who deserted him, (v.16), in contrast with his strong words against Alexander the Coppersmith, (v.14).
The difference is that Alexander did not only fail to help Paul or stop at doing him personal harm. More than that, Paul says, “He strongly opposed our message.” This would block the way of others who need the gospel, which God never takes kindly! Compare Matthew 18:6; Galatians 1:8.
Paul ends his letter with the usual personal greetings and comments. Trophimus is of special interest, (v.20). Even though Paul had the gift of healing, he had to leave his fellow‐worker ill in Miletus. (Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 July 2022)
For reasons we do not understand, our prayers for healing do not always receive positive answers, but this does not change the fact that God hears and cares.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Lord, please help me never to desert those I need to help and support.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 34:6
One Year Bible Reading Plan
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
CAMP OFFICERS/LEADERS TRAINING
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand… .
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Raising camp officer and youth leaders in the year’ s training to equip them for service.
☀ The camps of other years and the positive result it is yielding in families.
☛ Grace and increased capacity to work with youths from various Backgrounds.
☛ Largeness of hearts to accept criticisms, strength; both physical and spiritual as they work among children and youths this year.
☛ The training as it emphasizes the issue of fairness, Bible study leading, cooking and serving, camp safety etc.
⚠ Every plan of the devil to make our leaders do the wrong thing especially in the face of challenges during the camp.
⚠ Lack of wisdom, and unfaithfulness of those in whose hands the camp will be entrusted.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 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 15 July 2022