Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th October 2023 Devotional, Friday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: Exalting God Above Your Problems
OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Psalm 57:1-11
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 6: Is there any prayer for me to remember?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th October 2023 OUTLINE:
Psalm 57 is a soul-stirring confession by David of his trust in God. He knows whom he has believed.
From vs.1-3, what are the requests of David to God? Among other things, David is seeking mercy, safety and refuge. He asks God to fulfil His purpose for him. What do you want God to do for you? Be specific in your prayer requests. Read vs.4-6 and visualise the situation in which David found himself. The picture is a frightening one, with deadly attacks and dangers. In response, David lifted his voice to exalt God (v.5). What an example for us to emulate! Instead of complaining about how big your problems are, keep declaring how big your God is. Our God will turn the scales against the enemy as you keep your eyes on Him. See v.6.
Vs.7-11 represent a resounding affirmation of faith in God. The key elements are;
– our trust in God is well-grounded.
– praise and worship should be hallmarks of our lives.
– We serve a great God.
– there is no end to God’s love and faithfulness.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens and in my life.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 67:7
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Ezra 5, 6; Job 33.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – FRIDAY, 13-Oct-2023
SCRIPTURE UNION WEEK OF SACRIFICE. 16TH – 22ND, OCTOBER
But the king replied Araunah, “No, I insist on paying for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing. 2 Sam. 24:24
THANK GOD FOR:
►Another year of the Scripture Union week of sacrifice
►What Christ did for us on Calvary, making it the basis for sharing God’s love in God’s family
►An understanding that sacrificial giving is part of good stewardship
►Increased grace upon Scripture Union brethren, to learn the secret of giving sacrificially
►The spirit of prayer and supplication as we participate in this programme
Scripture Union Daily Guide 13th October 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.