You are reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 November 2022, Friday Message. As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
TOPIC: Joash Sets His Heart Towards God
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 2 Chronicles 24: 1‐16
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 25TH NOVEMBER 2022 MESSAGE
Take note of Joash’s age when he ascended the throne. What things and actions point to a person who had set his heart towards God (see vs.2,4,5,7,8‐12)? Thank God for the influence that Jehoaida the priest had on him. Compare this with the influence that Ahab’s household had on Ahaziah earlier. How can we encourage the Christian leaders to exert positive and godly influence on our elected leaders?
Joash restored the collection of tithes (vs.4,6,8‐12) and utilized it for the renovation of the Temple of God and its articles (vs.13&14). The tithe collected was more than enough to take care of all the Temple related costs, including renovations and restocking the articles prescribed for administering burnt offerings and other temple sacrifices (vs.8‐12).
What can we learn from this in terms of giving to the work of the Lord? Credit also goes to the masons and carpenters hired to renovate God’s temple. Their professionalism and integrity were attested (vs.13&14). Our nations would make progress if we had such people of integrity in leadership positions.
And so: We have been challenged to live a life of integrity. What else can we learn from the passage today?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray especially for all church leaders, that God may use them as He did Jehoiada.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 1:11
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Corinthians 10, 11; Psalms 127, 128.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Warning us early enough that we are involved in warfare.
☀ The preparation God has planned for His children who are true to Him, and are willing to work for Him on His own terms.
☛ Revival among the brethren to continue with the work of the Lord, no matter the situation.
☛ Grace to remain alert and watchful to avoid getting destroyed in the battle.
☛ Spiritual strength to avoid fainting, fear, trembling and panicking because of the attack of the enemy.
⚠ Attempting to fight in the Lord’s battle, yet being unfit spiritually.
⚠ Forgetting that we are pilgrims and that we will account for all we do in the flesh.
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