Read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 April 2022
Topic: Be Fruitful And Multiply
Opening Prayer: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.
Scripture: Genesis 9:1‐17
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 April 2022 MESSAGE
God blesses Noah and his sons and gave a command he had previously given to Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:28). It is as though He was recreating the world after bringing the first sinful creation to an end. What does this scripture tell us about a couple’s decision not to have children (1 Timothy 4:1‐3)?
Also, same sex marriages? In v.2 we see God telling Noah and his children that all living creation would be under his command and would have the fear of humans. This scripture also gives human beings meat as food. Would we be correct to teach vegetarianism as a Christian doctrine (v.3)? Notice the seriousness with which God teaches the sanctity of human life (v.6).
Note down what you see as reasons for God doing that. This should also teach us the importance of respect and love we should have for one another (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:38‐39). God’s unsolicited covenant with creation (vs.8‐17) seems to assure Noah not to be afraid to populate the earth for fear of another flood. Each rainy season would bring fear of another destruction. ‘Not so!’, assures God, and He puts a rainbow in the sky as an assurance to people that even though rain approaches, it will not destroy all mankind as in Noah’s generation.
Thought: Reflect on Genesis 1:28. Are human beings taking responsibility for creation correctly?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Thank you, Father, for remaining faithful to your covenant.
Prayer for the week
• Pray for our unemployed youths, that God will remember them for good. Pray for humility among them to get skilled and be willing to start small. Pray against every spirit of discouragement and thinking that God has abandoned them.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 55:12
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Judges 1, 2, 1Corinthians 1.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things. Psalm 118:16
THANK GOD FOR:
› The plan of God to keep and always protect us His children.
› The Spirit of God that keeps us where the grace of God will locate us.
› Grace to continue to study God’s word daily, in order to gain better understanding of His workings in our lives.
› Humility to walk in the light of God’s presence, so we will continue to enjoy His total protection.
› The powerful presence of God in our families, church and fellowship especially for our brethren in the North.
∷ Every spirit of fear; knowing we His children are in His hands, and He will continue to guide us through every tough situation.
∷ Turning away from God’s will instead of trusting Him to lead the way.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 April 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 23 April 2022.