Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 November 2023
Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th November 2023 Devotional, Sunday SU Daily Guide Reading
TOPIC: Coming Judgment on Tyre
OPENING PRAYER: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 23:1-18
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
SU DAILY GUIDE FOR 5TH NOVEMBER 2023 MESSAGE:
Tyre was a commercial city famous for its harbour and skilful seamen. Why did God decide to destroy this city? Like other cities that were neighbours to Judah, it exerted some influence on her (see for example 1 Kings 16:31). What do you learn from this? Notice the agony of the sailors from Tyre who were in other cities across the Mediterranean when they learned of its destruction (vs.1-5). Nations that are not founded on God’s principles will lack sustainable peace and this is very typical of many nations.
From vs.6-9 we see another reason why God had planned the fall of Tyre. Money, wealth, and power have a tendency to change many of us. Maybe you are aware of some people, some quite close to you, including pastors, who suddenly grew wealthy after becoming bishops, prophets and apostles and are now inaccessible. Today we see countries that used to fear God, teaching their children and the world that there is no God and others are promoting ancestral worship as part of Africanism. The end of such countries is desolation (vs.10-14) and may those nations that have rooted their faith in God refuse to be lured to take a different direction.
What next? After 70 years, God promised to restore Tyre (vs.15-18). Were there any conditions for this? Read Acts 21:3 – 4 and Ezekiel 26:14 to reflect on God’s impact on Tyre and its status today.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray as you are guided by a lesson that you have learnt from this reflection.
- Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 31:16
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Song of Songs 4, 5; Proverbs 11; Psalms 105.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 05-Nov-2023
The hand of the diligent will rule, but laziness ends in forced labour. Prov. 12:24
THANK GOD FOR:
►The privilege to be the light of the world and salt of the earth.
►For giving us a platform through our secular work to showcase our Father in heaven.
►We as children of God will be hard working and diligent on our desks or business.
►We will not hide under spirituality to be lazy.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th 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.