Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 June 2022 | SU Daily Guide for Tuesday
Build up your faith in God and grow spiritually as you read Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 June 2022
Topic: A Wife For Isaac
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1‐23
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 June 2022 MESSAGE
Isaac was the carrier of Gods covenant blessings (Genesis 17:19) and therefore Abraham was very careful as to who he marries. There was the tendency of being led into idol worship by a Canaanite woman since that was the form of worship prevailing in the land.
Therefore, Abraham carefully ensured that his son Isaac did not fall into their trap. Observe measures he put in place (vs.1‐9) to ensure Isaac has the right woman. Hand under thigh was a way of making a vow very solemn.
The faithful chief servant (v.2) is never named but is likely Eliezer of Damascus (15:2), and maybe among the 318 trained members of Abraham’s household (14:14). His training likely included military prowess, knowledge of the terrain, and faith in the Lord, as manifested in his prayers and preparations.
Taking a wife for Isaac was serious business for everyone. Why would you think so? Apart from the measures Abraham put in place (vs.1‐9), notice the other elaborate preparations: a. Delegation and Gifts (bride price?) (vs.10,30). b. Prayers and faith (vs.12‐14). c.
Expectancy and follow up action (vs.15‐23) The servant chose character over beauty, appearance and other physical traits, though she was well endowed. A bride for a godly heir to a rich Master was something worth depending on God for.
And so: We must ensure that our lives and homes are founded on the Lord God Almighty, not on the values of the world around us.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 June 2022 Closing Prayer
• Pray for guidance for Christian youths in the choice of life partners.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Mark 10:29 ‐ 30
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Chronicles 20, 21; Mark 6.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding, seek His Will in all you do… Proverbs 3:5‐6
THANK GOD FOR:
› The teachings we receive daily from God’s word that makes us move on despite all we are passing through.
› The motivation and inspiration we get from our quiet time, fellowship with God and fellow brethren.
› Unwavering faith as you let God lead you through this journey of life.
› Brethren who are at the verge of giving up, that the Lord will encourage them in all they do.
› Grace to trust God even when it seems difficult to do so.
∷ Things and situations that will move us beyond what we can endure.
∷ Fear that may make us be dismayed and weaken our resolve not to quit.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 June 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 7 June 2022.