Scripture Union Daily Guide 29th July 2022 Devotional Message for Friday– Fruitful In The Land of Affliction
SU Daily Guide 29th July 2022 Devotional for Friday
TOPIC: Fruitful In The Land of Affliction
OPENING PRAYER: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 41:46‐57
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29th July 2022 MESSAGE
Aborted manifesto has caused much stagnation in most of our developing African Countries today. Election aspirants can design and fine‐tune presentable manifestos seasoned with political statements they only intend to sweep under the carpet of power as soon they succeed. Not so with Joseph.
Joseph at his prime age of 30 assumed the new office of Prime Minister with commitment to the manifesto he prescribed (vs.47‐49; cf Luke 4:18‐21). He was diligent to store the grains effectively, and there was no allegation of any secret storage or secret sales for personal gain. He was transparent and faithful to his task.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29th July 2022
He was in a context of abundance, but there was no indication that he was corrupted by it. God in turn, prospered and made him fruitful. Under his jurisdiction, Egypt had a sustainable abundance for the famine and became the sole distributor of grains to other nations.
Through it all, Joseph did not forget his background though he was now prosperous and powerful in a foreign country. See confirmation of this in vs.50‐52 (compare Genesis 49:22‐25).
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Meditation: Fruitful in the land of affliction (v.52).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29th July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Pray that governments of various nations, especially that of your country, will fulfil their manifesto and care for the hungry masses.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 8:37 ‐ 39
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NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
Weeping may last through in the night, but Joy comes in the morning.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ His assurance to wipe away every tear from our eyes.
☀ Helping us cling to the truth of His word daily.
☛ God’ s constant assurance that every difficulty will not last.
☛ Our continuous abiding in the presence of our God.
☛ Grace to constantly rejoice in the presence of our God.
⚠ Going on in our own way instead of waiting for God’s deliverance especially in the darkness of life’s trial.
⚠ Allowing ourselves to be filled with sorrow and loosing our peace despite the fact that our God is in charge.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 29th 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 29th July 2022