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Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 August 2023: Wrong Direction

Scripture Union Daily Guide August 12 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide 12 August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 12th August 2023 Devotional, Saturday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Wrong Direction

OPENING PRAYER: Help me dear Lord to meet with you as I meditate on your word in Jesus name

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 16:1-20

QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

MESSAGE: Ahaz’s father and grandfather were both godly kings. One wonders how godly men like them should produce such godless king. Following God is an individual decision. Ahaz decided to go in the wrong direction, and he did that to the extreme. Notice in vs.2-4 the summary of his evils. He did that which God’s law forbids and which even the pagan nations detest, engaging in what appears to be human sacrifice. These evils are expounded in our passage.

When the enemies waged war against him, he placed his trust in a human being instead of God. It worked, or so it appears! That some actions we take achieve their aim does not make them right. Notice what he had to do to win the support of the Assyrian king (v.8). He went further to destroy the temple and render it non-functional (vs.17,18). In its stead, he erected a ‘beautiful’ altar, a replica of the pagan altar in Damascus. Are our beautiful church buildings places of true worship or mere architectural edifices. And how unfortunate that the priest, the one who should give spiritual direction, just went along with the king’s evil actions. Are our current-day spiritual leaders any different? We need Christian leaders who will not compromise their faith with our political leaders.

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

CLOSING PRAYER
Help me, dear Lord, to love you dearly and follow you closely.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
► Pray for our youths that God will help them take to godly advice.
► Ask God to protect them against the wild culture that has become the pattern for the day.
► Believe God for their salvation.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Colossians 1:27

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Jeremiah 7‐9.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Saturday, 12-Aug-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
THE SOVEREIGN LORD
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:3

THANK GOD FOR:
Today, let us worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.
►Sing to the Lord a new song and bless His name.
►Declare His Lordship over all things.

PRAY AGAINST:
►Everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God in your life, family, ministry, our nation.

READ ALSO: Max Lucado Devotional 11th August 2023: No Greater Passion

Scripture Union Daily Guide 12th August 2023. 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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