Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 April 2022
Topic: Tackle the Problem not the Person
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
Today’s Scripture: Genesis 13:1‐18
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?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 April 2022 MESSAGE
When God means to bless you, sometimes your store houses become too small. Abram and Lot’s wealth greatly increased as they followed God in their lives. Their pastures could no longer sustain their livestock so there was strive between the herders. How did Abram solve the problem? Why did he not take first choice as father?
Humility and not insistence on positions and privileges proved the quickest way out of the logjam. Abram was the uncle, the richer and more powerful but he allowed Lot first choice. Look at his main reason for choosing this way of solving their problem (v.8).
Relationships are usually expensive to maintain. Would you rather lose in order to maintain relationships? Some people have said it is weakness but the sages teach us, ‘to stoop is to conquer’. How would you have handled this challenge?
When people insist on their rights, conflicts thrive or persist. Such strife in our families and churches tends to tear us apart. We should rather pursue peace and make necessary sacrifices in our relationship with people (see 1 Corinthians 6:7).
God rewarded Abram’s sacrifice by blessing him beyond his imagination (vs.14–18). We stand to lose nothing when we decide to make sacrifices for peace.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• My God and Father please make me an instrument of your peace wherever I am.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 73:26
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Judges 13, 14, 1Corinthians 7.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN(Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 April 2022)
IT HAS BEEN GOD
… the eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33: 37b
THANK GOD FOR:
› Opportunity to see to the end of the month.
› The love of God, His peace and protection that has kept us to this point.
› Grace to wait on him in the coming month.
› God’s strength and direction for the coming month .
› Deliberate decision to continue is prayer, and fellowship in the coming month
∷ Allowing the turbulent time we are in to trouble or discourage you.
∷ Failing to run with the name of the Lord that is our strong tower in the coming month
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 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 28 April 2022.