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Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3, 2023 – Warning Against Social Evils?

Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3, 2023 – Warning Against Social Evils?
Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3, 2023 – Warning Against Social Evils?

Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3, 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3, 2023 Devotional, Tuesday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Warning Against Social Evils?

OPENING PRAYER:

Dear Lord, I request that you help me to encounter you as I meditate on your word.

Scripture: Isaiah 5:8-30

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

God enumerates about six social evils going on in Judah and the accompanying judgments. Check the following verses to identify them. Vs.8-10 (land exploitation), vs.11-17 (pleasure seeking and godlessness), vs.18-19 (making fun of God), v.20 (twisting the truth), v.21 (intellectual pride), vs.22-24 (perverting justice). Are these evils familiar even nowadays? What can we learn from God’s warning to Judah?

Similar evils exist in our societies and sometimes in the Church. Greedy land hoarders acquire or grab all the land around. Sometimes they eliminate the poor and powerless who wants to stand in their way. Some of our judges are corrupt. They condemn the innocent and acquit the guilty after collecting huge bribes. All such evils are clear violation of God’s law and they will be judged sooner or later (vs.26-30). How do we in our little ways engage in some of these evils? We need to remember that any wealth acquired through corruption, violence and oppression of the poor and powerless does not have God’s blessing, no matter how faithfully we give our tithe and offering. Instead, it will only bring God’s wrath on us if we fail to repent.

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

Closing Prayer:
Lord, open my eyes to see areas in my life where I am contributing to, or benefitting from social evils. Please forgive me and deliver me from them.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 5:1

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Zechariah 7, 8; Job 21

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 3RD OCTOBER 2023

PRAYER FOCUS: ONITSHA REGION
The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97:1

THANK GOD FOR:
►His faithfulness over Onitsha region
►The carnage and the anarchy in the South-East that is gradually going down
►Keeping His people in peace
►The growth of SU work in the hands of the brethren
►Providing the resources to fund the programmes and projects.

PRAY FOR:
►God to bring back the economic life of the Region, and that the businesses of the people will come alive again
►The help of God as the region continues to build leadership capacity at all levels
►That the weekly programme with youths on Authority FM 91.1 will touch lives and also attract the young generation in yearning after God.

Scripture Union Daily Guide For October 3rd, 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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