Scripture Union Daily Guide 2 November 2023 Thursday
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 2nd November 2023 Devotional, Thursday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: A sign of shamefulness
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Isaiah 20:1-6
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
SU DAILY GUIDE FOR 2ND NOVEMBER 2023 MESSAGE:
The background to v.1 is that Ashdod was one of the five main cities of the Philistines. To appreciate the setting, identify the other cities (you may search for the cities on the internet). It was a stronghold and key in capturing Egypt. Why do you think God handed Ashdod over to the king of Assyria?
For three years, God asked prophet Isaiah to walk undignified without his cloak and barefoot on the streets of Jerusalem as a sign of the humiliation that would befall the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia or the Cushites (vs.2-4). Though somewhat shameful and humiliating, Isaiah did according to God’s instruction. How many of us today are ready to be humiliated because of our faith in Jesus Christ?
Judah was hoping that if it joined forces with Egypt and Ethiopia, they would be able to withstand the Assyrians. The sign of Isaiah was to warn them not to put their trust in any man, however powerful he may appear to be (vs.5-6).
What next? In the time of great affliction and despair, to where or whom do you turn? Pray that you will always turn to God as your only salvation whatever your challenge may be.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 33:12
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Psalms 100‐102; Proverbs 8.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Thursday, 02-Nov-2023
WISDOM AND DISCRETION
Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you. Proverbs 2:11
THANK GOD FOR:
►The promise to give anyone who asks for wisdom, liberally
►An endowment of wisdom, understanding and discretion
►Grace to know, what to do, how to do, and what can and should be done
Scripture Union Daily Guide November 2, 2023. 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.