TOPIC: Nothing Happens Without A Reason
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 10:1-19
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 9th October 2023 MESSAGE
“My God is the Master of the universe, and nothing happens that He does not know since He neither slumbers nor sleeps”. That is the answer I gave to somebody on Facebook to one who concluded that because of the recent happenings in the world, God had been dethroned. Such person is not alone in that opinion. Some of us tend to think that whenever things are “bad” or there is a disaster, God is not in control.
God’s ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). The Assyrians were used as “the rod of God’s anger” (NLT). They were being used by God to punish Israel, but they failed to see it as that. They thought it an opportunity to add Jerusalem to the nations they had conquered and became proud and arrogant.
We should be very careful about what God uses us to do. Read vs.15-19 to understand why God says in Isaiah 42:8 and 48:11 that He will not share His glory with anyone. We need to recognise the unseen hand of God in everything and not be like the Assyrians. We must resist the temptation to behave like Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:30-33). It is very dangerous to ascribe to ourselves the glory due Him.
And so: Acknowledge God as the God of justice.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
“You are the Lord! That is your name!
You will never share your glory with any man.”
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Thessalonians 3:16
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Malachi 1, 2; Job 27.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Mon, 09-Oct-2023
MISSIONS’ WEEK CONTINUES
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. Acts 10:42
THANK GOD FOR:
►The converts of the mission outreaches to be established and grounded in the word of truth.
►Grace to stand in the face of persecution.
►The new inaugurated SU groups, that they will be established
►More people in SU will be burdened for missions.
►Brethren will be challenged more to give towards this work.
►The Lord will bless the HOD who will be retiring this year, for his commitment and zeal towards this course.
►The cares of this world, that may want to make these people go back to the world
Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 9, 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.