Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 April 2023 | Devotional
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TOPIC: BE FAIR IN JUDGMENT
Opening Prayer: I open my heart to meditate on your word, teach me your ways oh Lord.
Scripture: Exodus 21:18-36
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Notice in vs.18-19 that God values everyone’s time; whether innocent or guilty! Anyone who injures an adversary must pay for the cost of quality treatment and the time loss while the injured is away from meaningful livelihood activities.
When slavery was practiced, fellow humans were owned as property by individuals and they could be treated in whatever way that suits their master. Human dignity is at God’s heart (vs.20-21,26). Thank God that slavery is now outlawed in our nations. But how do we treat people who work for us or are under our authority?
- The Upper Room Devotional for 19th April 2023
- Dr. Charles Stanley 19 April 2023 In Touch Daily Devotional
In a generation when vengeance, jungle justice, increased violence and impunity overwhelm us, we can learn from vs.22-25 not to take the law into our hands but to let the courts do their work in dealing with every act of violation of rights. Animals that have violent tendency such as bulls and dogs need to be properly tamed otherwise, they can cause severe injury or even death.
Similarly, dogs and cats that can be reservoirs of deadly infections such as rabies need to be properly vaccinated to avoid spreading epidemics among the animals and even to humans for infections that can be passed to humans (zoonosis). Note the punishment of the owner of a dangerous animal if he neglects to keep it under control (vs.28-30).
So What? Do not be negligent!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Heavenly Father, help me to love justice and promote human dignity in my community.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 22:12
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Joshua 21, 22, Hebrews 12.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – 21ST APRIL 2023
ALL LIVES MATTER
PILGRIMS, CHILDREN, MISSIONS, AND SCHOOLS TRAINING THE TRAINERS
God is Spirit and those who worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and truth. – John 4: 24
THANK GOD FOR:
► His faithfulness to us in SU Nigeria. How He has helped us in training and retraining both staff and pilgrims.
► Another Train the Trainer step down to ensure productivity and accountability.
► Deliberate plan to ensure that the planned programme achieve its aims.
► The participants that they will apply all they are going to learn from the training.
► Logistics and all that will be needed for the training.
► Making light of the training or even poor attendance.
► Poor preparation that may make the training ineffective in all areas.