Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 July 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– A Man In Whom Is The Spirit of God
SU Daily Guide 28th July 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: A Man In Whom Is The Spirit of God
OPENING PRAYER: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:33‐45
Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 July 2022 MESSAGE
One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is ‘word of wisdom’. Read Proverbs 2:6‐7; 1 Corinthians 12:8. Yesterday we saw how Joseph graciously interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams and pointed him to God, the source of his wisdom (v.16). In today’s passage, we see another dimension of the hand of God upon Joseph (vs.33‐36).
God gave Joseph wise and discerning spirit (vs.33&39) with divine direction to proffer proactive measures to contain the impending famine pandemic. From the wise counsel he gave, Pharaoh recognised Joseph’s qualities at once (vs.37).
Thus, the transition from an imprisoned slave to being the Prime Minister of Egypt took place in a matter of minutes. Pharaoh saw something different in Joseph. See this in v.38 and notice the process of making him the Prime Minister in Egypt (vs.39‐43).
Unlike many of us who will discard competence and vote only for members of our own tribe, Pharaoh and the Egyptians accepted a non‐indigene to rule over them. Of course, he had to adapt to Egyptian culture by receiving an Egyptian name and having an Egyptian wife (v.45).
Before Joseph’s elevation, he patiently went through rejection by his brothers, the dark well, slavery and imprisonment – the cross that often precedes the crown.
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 example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• O Lord, help us identify and bring to power men and women in whom there is the Spirit of God.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Mark 11:24
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
IN THE PROCESS OF TIME
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Teaching us from His word the importance of time and its use.
☀ Knowing the times and seasons for each of us.
☛ Grace to always walk in Godly wisdom in all we do.
☛ Deliberate analysis of all actions as we prayerfully face challenges each day.
☛ Intentionally getting involved in good works after our salvation as that is the father’ s wish for us His children.
⚠ Careless acts, reactions and getting weary of doing good and not being faithful in every task given.
⚠ Failing to note that all workers whether good or bad will be judged at the end of our stay here on earth.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 28 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 28 July 2022