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Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th August 2023: The Young King Joash

Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th August 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th August 2023, Saturday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: The Young King Joash

Opening Prayer: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: 2 Kings 11:1-20

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 5 August 2023 Message:

Athaliah, the only woman queen of Judah who reigned for 6 years, walked in the evil footsteps of her parents, Ahab and Jezebel. Her plan to destroy the royal heirs is to terminate David’s house, thus attempting to preserve Ahab’s house (v.1). Note what people can do to their own blood when they are power-hungry! Those “who draw the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26.52). That was Athaliah’s fate (v.16).

Observe how the Lord protects Joash (vs.2-3). No one can thwart God’s purposes of grace. Despite all the enemy’s evil schemes, God will always raise up people like Jehosheba. Through her courage, the royal line of David through which the Messiah came, was preserved.

What lesson can we learn from Jehoiada, the priest? Note also the strategy he uses (v.9). He chooses the seventh year (year of liberation) and the Sabbath when there were two detachments of soldiers together. He works towards restoring the throne to seven-year-old Joash, the legitimate king. Observe the people’s reaction just after the new covenant is established between the Lord, the king and themselves (v.18). Is there some form of idolatry to be wiped out from your life?

Practice/Word Application
So what? Reflect on Proverbs 29:2 and turn it to prayer for your country.

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

Prayer for the week
► Pray for God’s provision and protection for His children in this end time.
► Believe God for His guidance in all things and to avoid things that defile.
► Ask God for His help to daily remain victorious no matter how hard the trials may be.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 138:3

One Year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 34‐36

PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 5TH AUGUST 2023

PRAYER FOCUS: FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2 Cor. 5:21

THANK GOD FOR:
►Setting us free from sin that we may become slaves of God.
►Making us the righteousness of God through Christ

PRAY FOR:
►Grace to daily reckon ourselves as dead to sin, and
►To daily bear the fruit of righteousness

Scripture Union Daily Guide 5th August 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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