SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 21, 2022 (REMARKABLE PASSOVER)
TOPIC ; REMARKABLE PASSOVER
Opening Prayer: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 35:1‐19
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
To demonstrate his renewed devotion to God, king Josiah at a young age of 26, celebrated the Passover in a way that was never done before and attended by multitudes of people from Judah and also Israel (v.18; similar to Hezekiah’s celebration in chapter 30). Observe how everything was done to the finest detail as God commanded through Moses (vs.6,12,13) with each man at his proper place (vs.2‐6, 10‐15). Is there anything you can learn from the way they organised the event?
Refer to the amazing planning and organization and the amount of love they put into it. According to Exodus 12:3, a lamb was sacrificed per household. Josiah demonstrated great generosity by providing 30,000 lambs and young goats and 3,000 bulls from his own herds and flocks. The generosity of the leader prompted the generosity of the officials as itemised in vs.8‐9. As a leader or a follower, what prompts you to give to the work of the Lord? Compare 2 Corinthians 9:6‐7.
So what? Be an example to others in godliness where you are.
• Lord, make me willing, not only to do your will, but to encourage others to do the same.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 68:35
Bible Reading: Isaiah 56, 57; Psalms 145; Revelation 4
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