Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 July 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– Wicked in the Lord’s sight
SU Daily Guide 22nd July 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: Wicked in the Lord’s sight
OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 38:1‐11
Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 July 2022 MESSAGE
It was after the story of selling Joseph into slavery and his brothers concealing their sins from their father that Judah left them to join his Canaanite friend. Why do you think he left at this time and what does this show about his person (Genesis 37:26‐28)? Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 July 2022
Will you be available for your friends and family when they need you most? Note also the degeneration in Judah’s family. From the whole passage, reflect on possible reasons for this. See v.3 (compare Genesis 24:3‐4). We must realize that this had less to do with inter‐tribal marriage and more with the Canaanites’ relationship with God.
The two deaths in the family, of Er and Onan, are related to the phrase “wicked in the Lord’s sight” (vs.7&10). Possibly the ungodly environment in which Judah raised these children contributed to their wicked behaviour.
By the levirate custom of marriage, a brother is expected to marry the widow of his brother and raise up children to continue his name (Deuteronomy 25:5‐10). However, Onan preferred to have sexual pleasure and avoid the required responsibility. Are you fulfilling your responsibilities to your spouse?
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Thought: Looking at your actions and motives, will God declare you wicked or righteous?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Search me, O God, and see if there is any wicked way in me.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Corinthians 5:7
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Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 July 2022 | NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
A high way will be there, a road way, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness…
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Showing us the way that all those who abide in Him must follow.
☀ Choosing us not only to walk with Him, but also that we teach our children to do the same.
☛ SU members that we will continue to keep the ways of the Lord by doing righteously and justice in all we do.
☛ Us to continue to show the love of God to all as we continue in His Work.
☛ Focus and undistracted walk and work, more so as we see the day Approach.
⚠ Every spirit of rebellion that will make us slaves to sin instead of slaves to righteousness.
⚠ The plan of the devil to make us continue in our own ways instead of Godly ways…
Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 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 22 July 2022