Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 July 2022 Devotional Message for Monday– The loss of a loved one
SU Daily Guide 18th July 2022 Devotional for Monday
TOPIC: The loss of a loved one
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 35:16‐29
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 July 2022 MESSAGE
After such a wonderful time dwelling in God’s presence and being assured of His blessings, one may not anticipate any sorrowful event. For Jacob, however, it was another moment of mourning (vs.16‐20). Israel experienced the loss of a loved one to childbirth. How did he handle this (vs.18‐21)?
He quickly changed the name of the child to Benjamin instead of Benoni and moved on with his life. It could be that through his fellowship with God, he had obtained strength to face the future.
When we meet trials or troubles in life, we should not allow them to wear us down. Rather, we should rely on God who gives the inner strength to move on with life despite the situations around us. Reflect on v.22. Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 July 2022
Reuben’s sexual sin cost him his inheritance and place of leadership as the first born (Genesis 49:3‐4; compare 1 Chronicles 5:1). The sin you may think is hidden will surely find you out (Numbers 32:20‐23).
Despite all these troubles, Israel was blessed with many sons (vs.23‐27). He is finally, where he is supposed to be, dwelling in the land of promise and saw the end of his father (vs.28‐29).
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Father, help me to always follow your will no matter the challenges on my way.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 8:32
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
AREA SCHOOL LEAVERS: PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE
Equip you with everything good that you may do His will… …
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The good work being done by SU Nigeria in visiting primary and secondary schools.
☀ The grace to continue despite the discouragements from authorities.
☛ The training they have received and are still receiving as they move into the world.
☛ These school leavers, that they will continue in the truth of the word of God even after leaving school.
☛ Them to serve God with all their might and godly wisdom.
⚠ Their losing sight of all they have been taught thereby being swallowed up by the world.
⚠ Their failing to be exemplary to their colleagues wherever God posts them.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 18 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 18 July 2022