Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 – Jacob Prepares to Return Home

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 Devotional Message for Monday– Jacob Prepares to Return Home

SU Daily Guide 4th July 2022 Devotional for Monday

TOPIC: Jacob Prepares to Return Home

Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 OPENING PRAYER

Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 32:3‐21

Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 MESSAGE

Jacob’s deceit of his father (20 years previously), to snatch his brother’s blessings estranged him from Esau and he fled for his life. Now on his way back to the Promised Land, he was apprehensive of how Esau would receive him. Sin against our loved ones spoils our relationship with them and instils fear in our hearts.

It is always better to put things right with anyone we offend at the earliest opportunity. Jacob is still scheming, still devising his own ways, seeking desperately to evade the consequences of his wrong doings.

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Notice how he addressed Esau viz‐a‐viz himself (vs.4,5) hoping this would pacify his brother. To impress and appease him further, Jacob sent him a present that consisted of many animals sent in five herds at different intervals for greater effect (vs.14‐15).

Clever Jacob! Happily, in his desperation, he turned to God in prayer. He openly confessed his fear of his brother (vs.9‐12). It is a sample prayer for us in times of difficulties and fear.

He later learned that God would have delivered him even without his gifts. Do you give out or receive bribes (so‐called gifts) to give or gain favour? The Bible condemns bribery (Exodus 23:8). See why (Deuteronomy 16:19), Ecclesiastes 7:7).

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?

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Lord, help me to truly cast all my cares and concerns on you.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Nahum 1:7

One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Kings 5, 6; Revelation 3.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 July 2022 | NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

PRAYER FOCUS

SHOUT IN WITH GOD
When you pray, go to your room and close the door. Pray privately to your father to who sees what you do in private. Thank God for: helping us to abide in him daily forever being present in heaven when we pray.
Matthew 6:6 ‐ 7

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Helping us to abide in Him daily.
☀ Ever being present to hear us when we pray.

PRAY FOR:
☛ Deeper relationship with God that helps us remain in his presence 24/7.
☛ Grace to keep on praying even when we don’ t feel like praying.
☛ Daly transformation and renewal of mind when we remain prayerful in His presence.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Unnecessary busy schedule that makes us do other things, except find time to be alone with our God.
⚠ Worldly distractions that will make us not dedicate ourselves to God in prayers.

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 4 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 4 July 2022