SU DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL READING
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st January 2023, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Saturday. Read SU Daily Guide Message
TOPIC: The God of Encouragement
OPENING PRAYER: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 5:22 – 6:27
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st January 2023 MESSAGE
God has not changed in His character or His words. Unfortunately, neither has Moses too changed in his character (5:22-23)! He is still plagued with self-doubt, not realizing that the battle is not his but the Lord’s (compare 1 Samuel 17:47). Patiently, God reassures him concerning His plans (6:1), shows him of the importance of history (vs.2-5), and showers him with a raft of glorious promises (vs.6-8). It would seem that, in their mutual discouragement, the Israelites and Moses worked together to discourage one another (vs.9-12)! Is it sometimes like that for us as Christians? Or are we like Barnabas in our church, in our community, and in our family (Acts 4:36)?
We have another list of genealogies in this chapter, focusing on the heads of the families of the twelve tribes of Israel (v.14ff). We can pick and choose our friends and change when we want, but our families are given to us by God not only for our entire lives but even beyond! Genealogies such as this in Scripture are a reminder of their importance. God wants us to take our family relationships very seriously (1 Timothy 5:8).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Check how Jesus Christ re-defined the meaning of family for us in Matthew 12:46-50. How does that apply to you in practice? Now pray for your family members.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
► Pray for the church of God world-wide that the Lord will encourage.
► The Brethren undergoing persecution that the Lord will help them to endure to the end.
► Pray against every form of discouragement that will stop Christians from evangelizing as instructed by our Master Jesus.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 23:19
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Genesis 36, 37, Psalms 16.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sat, 21-Jan-2023
FINANCE COMMITTEE: GOD’S PROMISES’S YEA AND AMEN
His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and Godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. – 2 Peter 1:3
THANK GOD FOR:
► The finance committee as they meet this weekend that the Lord will grant them journey mercies.
► Their labour in God’s vineyard as they continue as people of integrity.
► The finance committee that God will give them the needed fear of God to continue the work in SU faithfully.
► Wisdom to apply the available resources especially to the most essential departments.
► The strengthening of SU finances as the Lord will open various correct avenues to help us raise funds.
► Unaccountability and wasteful ventures using scarce funds.
► Any form of lack of integrity and use of worldly wisdom in the finance committee in SU altogether.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st January 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.