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Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 October 2023 | The Fall of the King of Babylon

Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 October 2023 | The Fall of the King of Babylon
Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 October 2023 | The Fall of the King of Babylon

Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 October 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide October 27, 2023 Devotional, Friday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: The Fall of the King of Babylon

OPENING PRAYER: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 14:1-23

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q 8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?

Notice that as God pronounces judgment on Babylon, He also pronounces mercy and restoration on Jacob (v.1). What else does God promise Israel in vs.2-4? Did you notice the invitation to the nations (Gentiles) to receive the goodness of the Lord with the Israelites (v.2)? Babylon, under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful nation. However, it ruled for selfish pleasure (vs.3-6). When God gives power, it is not meant to be vindictive and punitive, but to bring justice and rest to His people. Sometimes we get so weary and discouraged from Satan’s attack. But one day his oppression will cease, and the LORD will break the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

Vs.9-11 portray the fallen king of Babylon being received in hell. What does this say about Satan’s final destination? We often – to his great delight – exaggerate Satan’s status and importance. We tend to think of him as the opposite of God, yet, he is a mere creature who is in no way the opposite of God. Vs.12-19 appear to describe another personality. Who do you think this portion describes? Vs.18-23 describes the utter end of Babylon as represented by its king.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Further reading: Read Ezekiel 28:12-19 and see how it compares with vs.12-17 of today’s passage?

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

CLOSING PRAYER
Pray that God will bring down every reign of wickedness in our world, especially in Africa.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Hebrews 13:20 ‐ 21

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Psalms 81‐83; Proverbs 2.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Fri, 27-Oct-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Except the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127:1

THANK GOD FOR:
►Being our defence as a nation
►The victory He has given us over insurgencies.
►All our security personnel who have been risking their lives as they fight terrorist groups

PRAY FOR:
►The Lord himself will arrest the hearts of terrorists.
►Peace will continue to reign in Nigeria.
►God will give the present leadership wisdom to fight terrorism.

READ ALSO: Seeds of Destiny Devotional Today 27 October 2023 | The Cancelled Appointment With Death

Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 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.

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