Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 January 2022 | SU Devotional | Plundering Those Who Plunder Us!

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 January 2022 | SU Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 January 2022 | SU Devotional | Saturday Message

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Topic: Plundering Those Who Plunder Us!

Opening Prayer: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.

Scripture: Ezekiel 39:1‐16

Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 January 2022 Outline

This chapter concludes the prophecy against Gog and Magog whose destruction will demonstrate God’s favour for Israel. From the first verse, God speaks for Israel, ‘I am against you and will turn you back’. We see a repetition of God’s action revealed in chapter 38 on behalf of Israel.

Ezekiel reveals how the enemy soldiers would be disarmed and disabled. There would be no escape route, bodies of the soldiers would be prey for the birds. The fire of destruction would fall on Magog (v.6). The intention was to let the people of Israel and the other nations know that ‘God is the Lord’. What will be the effect of this on God’s own people (v.7)? They will know more of His power and goodness, His care for and faithfulness to them. This is of immense importance to us. How far do you believe God can act on your behalf?

Do you trust God enough to fight your battles for you or you would rather fight them yourself? It is important to trust in the Lord and wait on Him to act for you (Isaiah 40:31).

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

Closing Prayer
• Gracious God and Father, I adore you and praise your name for being the mighty God we can trust to fight our battles.

Prayer for the week
• Pray for Strength to carry on the faith despite life challenges. Ask for the grace of God upon our lives especially in this end time. Pray for spiritual strength to tarry and pray about all things.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Matthew 6:11

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 38, 39, Psalms 17


Sat, 22-Jan-2022

… but the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

› His promise to keep us and protect our lives especially keeping our feet from being caught in a trap. › His constant assurance for us not to fear or be dismayed, as He is always with us.

• Our recognizing how much God loves us and that He has the final say about what will happen to our lives.

• God to open our eyes to see that He alone is our refuge and our fortress so we can safely trust in Him.

• Strength and protection as we face the battles of life.

∷ Fear of bandits, kidnappers, robbers etc. knowing that He that keepeth us will neither slumber nor sleep. ∷ Withdrawing from people and activities because we fear for our lives.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 January 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.

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