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Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 April 2023 – Encouragement from History

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 April 2023
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 12 APRIL 2023 WEDNESDAY

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 April 2023 Reading, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Wednesday. Read SU Daily Guide Message

TOPIC: Encouragement from History

OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, may the entrance of your word bring light and life to all I will do today.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Psalm 44:1-17

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 6: Is there any prayer for me to remember?

In hard times a whole nation or individual could lose hope. It is good to take time and reflect on the past, even from historic narrations, and recount God’s deliverances of His people from various calamities (vs.1-3). Are you or your nation currently passing through such hard times as wars, famine, or persecution for being Christians?

Israel acknowledged the supremacy of God over their enemies who were well equipped with weapons of war. Read Psalm 20:7 and compare with vs.4-8. If the Lord is truly our King, putting our trust in Him brings victory. We do not need to trust our effort (v.6). Note that, even though we may be faithfully serving God and doing His will, God sometimes allows us to face challenges and defeat by those who neither know nor worship Him, even death. That was the experience of the Psalmist and God’s people (vs.9-17).

Our response to that is not to complain but to hand over the situation to Him. We too can say with Job, ‘Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him’ (Job 13:15, NKJV).

PRACTICE/WORD APPLICATION
And So: Determine to remain faithful to God during difficult times, remembering how He had delivered you in the past.

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

CLOSING PRAYER
May I boast in you alone all day long, O God, and praise your name for ever (v.8).

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Joel 2:21

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Joshua 3, 4, Ephesians 1.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Wed, 12-Apr-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
GENERAL DIRECTOR AND FAMILY:
BE STILL

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments…
– Deuteronomy 7:9

THANK GOD FOR:
► The General Director, Brother Phillips Odelana and his family for all God is doing in his life.
► How far the work of the Lord in SU has prospered in his hands during his tenure.

PRAY FOR:
► God’s grace to continue to abound as he continues to follow God’s path and plan for his life.
► The presence of God to go with him in all his endeavour.
► Him to daily draw near to God so that God will perfect all that concern him and his family.
► Total Submission to God’s will as he finishes his tenure and God leads him on to a higher calling.

PRAY AGAINST:
► Failing to be still to know what God’s plan for him and his family will be.
► Getting tired and discouraged due to pressure of work and demand on his life.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 April 2023 Wednesday. 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.

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