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Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 November 2023: The Destruction of Three Nations

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 November 2023: The Destruction of Three Nations
Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 November 2023: The Destruction of Three Nations

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 November 2023 Devotional

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 3rd November 2023 Devotional, Friday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: The Destruction of Three Nations

OPENING PRAYER: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Isaiah 21:1-17

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?

SU DAILY GUIDE FOR 3RD NOVEMBER 2023 MESSAGE:

The three nations whose destruction is being shown to the prophet in this passage are Babylon (vs.1-10), Edom (vs.11-12) and Arabia (vs.13-17). Notice how Babylon is described (v.1). How is this description fitting to this land? Although the nature of the inhabitants of Babylon is not depicted clearly in this passage, in Isaiah 13:6-9; 20-21, like many pagan cities of the time, they did not worship the one true God who revealed Himself to Israel. Instead, they worshipped their own pagan gods. They had entrusted their lives to the gods whom they had carved with their own hands (v.9).

Also because of their sophistication and wealth, they were very proud and attributed their success to their gods. The sin of pride is so rampant today even among Christians. Many Christian homes have broken down because spouses are unable to bring themselves to say “I am sorry, I was wrong” to one another.

The job of a prophet is not an easy one, here compared to that of a lookout or watchman (vs.6-8 cf., Ezekiel 3:17), a job that requires total concentration. This will account for the effect on Isaiah in vs.3–4. But Isaiah had no doubt the message was from the Lord, and he courageously proclaimed it (v.10).

Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

CLOSING PRAYER
May I, dear Lord, humble myself before you so you may exalt me at the right time.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 65:2

ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Song of Songs 1; Proverbs 9; Psalms 103.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Friday, 03-Nov-2023

PRAYER FOCUS
JUDGE NOT
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged. Matthew 7:1-2.

THANK GOD FOR:
►Jesus who did not come to judge the world nor to blame, but came to seek and to save.

PRAY FOR:
►Forgiveness for every way we have judged others, standing on our self-righteousness
►God to give us a clearer understanding of judging others, and its implications
►Grace to always correct in love and pray for one another

Scripture Union Daily Guide 3rd November 2023 Devotional. 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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