TOPIC: The Lord’s Anger
OPENING PRAYER: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: ISAIAH 9:7-21
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 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th October 2023 Outline:
In several places in the bible, we have read that the Lord is slow to anger (See Psalm 103:8; 145:8). However, that does not mean the Lord does not get angry. Here we see His anger burning against Israel (v.19).
He had used the Assyrians to attack and conquer them to show His anger with their idolatrous life. But then they did not acknowledge that God had brought such a calamity on them and failed to repent. Does that sound familiar? God is not the author of evil but can very well use it to get our attention. When we refuse to give the Lord His rightful place, we fall under God’s judgment (vs.15-17).
V.7 says the Government will be upon his shoulders. They forget that it is God who controls the universe and refuse to accept that they were being destroyed because of their refusal to repent. In like manner, with all that is going on around us, has it changed our thinking? There is so much injustice and deception around us and some of us are partakers. Our God is a loving God. He wants us all to repent so that as He comes for a spotless church, we will be among the saints (Ephesians 5:27).
And so: For further meditation, read 2 Peter 3.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, dear Lord, to accept your discipline and repent when I should.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 28:1
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Joel 1‐3; Psalms 72.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 08-Oct-2023
MISSION WEEK – 9TH – 15TH
Go therefore into all the world, and make disciples of all the nations… Matthew 28:19
THANK GOD FOR:
►The commission given to us to preach the gospel to all nations.
►Places that have been reached through various outreaches of the Missions department.
►The various supports He has been raising for the work
►Strength, commitment of our Missionaries.
►Groups that have been established though these outreaches.
►Protections of the brethren, especially in seeming volatile areas.
Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 8, 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.