Scripture Union Daily Guide 30 January 2024 Message
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 30th January 2024, Tuesday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: Time for God’s Judgement
Opening Prayer: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name
SCRIPTURE: AMOS 8:1-14
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
The basket of ripe fruits (v.1) shows that it is harvest time; and a time to differentiate the wheat from the weed (cf. Matthew 13: 30). It was time for judgment for Israel (v.2)!
The crime of Israel (vs.4-6) can be summed up as the oppression of the poor and powerless in society. It is not that wealth or being wealthy is wrong but gaining wealth in an unjust and unscrupulous way is the issue. The problem was the pursuit of wealth with no regard for honesty or compassion for the needy. Even religion was resented if it hindered trade (v.5a). So, the society was ripe for judgment.
Vs.7-14: God’s judgment would be nationwide: an earthquake; the reversal of worldly enjoyments; the unsatisfied hunger and thirst for God’s word; and the realisation that false religion would no longer satisfy human need.
How is v.6 practised in our society today?
Slavery may have been abolished in the world but alas, it is still practised in subtle ways in Africa: the inhuman treatment and ridiculous reward of domestic servants, preventing school-aged children of the poor from going to school to look after the children of another family so both rich parents can work and further increase the family income.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for grace to be different and show Christian love to those serving you.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 24:5
“How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!”
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 30 – Exodus 1-3
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN JANUARY 30, 2024
NATIONAL CAMP OF FAITH, OKIGWE (NCOFO)
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
THANK GOD FOR:
• His enduring mercies in protecting the NCOFO facilities, the staff, and campers in these evil days
• Peaceful hosting of the 2023 SUCF National Conference
• Sustained security on behalf of the staff, campers, and the camp
• Improved patronage and peace within the camp
• Godly wisdom on behalf of the CMC for continued effective management, and maintenance of the NCOFO
Scripture Union Daily Guide 30 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.