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Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th August 2023: The Compromised King Joash

Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th August 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th August 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th August 2023, Sunday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: The Compromised King Joash

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.

Scripture: 2 Kings 11:21-12:21

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th August 2023 Message

King Joash did what was right in God’s eyes during the life of Jehoiada (v.2). He was accustomed to a relationship with God since his early childhood through the priest. Many children who have Christian parents often depend on their parents’ faith. In the absence of their mentors, they fall when troubles come their way, because they lack dependence on, and personal faith in God (cf. 2 Chronicles 24:17-18). May we always help others to depend directly on the Lord.

The Good: Financial accountability is very clear in vs.9-11. Notice how various people were involved – the priests (v.9), the royal secretary and the high priest (v.10), the work supervisors (vs.11-12). Accountability included the fact that this designated fund was not diverted to other uses (vs.13-14). There were other provisions made, for example, for the priests (v.16). How does the attitude of Joash and diligence of the workers serve as an example in how we do our work?

The bad: The high places, where foreign deities were also worshipped, were not destroyed (v.3). What does this indicate? It is also unfortunate that Joash takes what was a prior blessing and gives it to his enemy to buy his safety instead of trusting in God (v.18).

Practice/Word Application
What next? Looking at how king Joash started, we would expect a reign full of hope. Why did he fail to finish well? How can you ensure that you finish well? Ask God for grace to end well.

For Further Study
Further study: Read 2 Chronicles 24:17-27 to learn more about Joash’s decline. What lessons can you learn from him?

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

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 28:11

One Year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 37‐39

PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 6TH AUGUST 2023

PRAYER FOCUS: THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. Hab. 3:18

THANK GOD FOR:
►His assurance to wipe away every tear from our eyes.
►His precious promises, never to leave us nor forsake us.

PRAY FOR:
►Grace to always be joyful no matter the challenges that come our way.
►Grace for our continuous abiding in the presence of God who is our source of joy.
►Help to remember His promises always.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th 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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