Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 January 2024 Message
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 27th January 2024 , Saturday SU Daily Guide Reading
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: AMOS 5:18-27
18 Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
For what good is the day of the Lord to you?
It will be darkness, and not light.
19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him!
Or as though he went into the house,
Leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him!
20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
21 “I hate, I despise your feast days,
And I do not savor your sacred assemblies.
22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them,
Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.
23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs,
For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
24 But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.
25 “Did you offer Me sacrifices and offerings
In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
26 You also carried [a]Sikkuth[b] your king
And Chiun, your idols,
The star of your gods,
Which you made for yourselves.
27 Therefore I will send you into captivity beyond Damascus,”
Says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 January 2024 – MESSAGE
The people had not heeded the earlier call to repentance (vs.6,14, and 15), but appeared to be looking forward to the Day of the Lord (v.18). Hence the Day of the Lord will bring sorrow from which they will surely not escape (vs.19-20).
They had assumed that provided they were carrying out their religious duties, bringing offerings to God, all will be well with them. But they were proved wrong (vs.21-23). God does not delight in sacrifices that are not from a humble and repentant heart (Psalm 51:17). We too may make the same mistake today. We may fail to heed God’s call for repentance and yielding our lives to Jesus (Revelation 3:20). It is wrong to think that if we only attend Church regularly, sing praises to God, pay our tithes and offerings, we would be prepared for the Day of our Lord’s return, and even long for that day. We would meet the same fate as the Israelites (v.18b).
What does v.25 tell us about God? Similarly, we are saved by grace through faith and not by works so that no one may boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). But the way we live must show that we have been saved (v.21).
Memorise v.24. How can you make sure that this is fulfilled in your home, workplace, or church?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for a spiritual revival in your country.
Prayer for the week
• Pray for good governance in Nigeria • Pray that our leaders will remember that they will stand before God to give account of their stewardship someday.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 127:3
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 27- Genesis 43-45
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
Sat Jan 27, 2024
JESUS OUR ANCHOR
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one
THANK GOD FOR:
• Making all that concern us secured in the Saviour’s hand
• Being our anchor in the time of storm
• Faith to anchor in Jesus during challenging moments • Strength to stand unwavering against all odds • Protection of all His children always
• The spirit of fear or any other means the devil wants to use to pull us down
Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 January 2024 Devotional. 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.