SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2022 (GOD AND GOD ALONE)
TOPIC: God and God Alone!
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
Notice the strict instructions in v.2, and the reason for the continuous closure of the East gate. This gate opens to the rising sun. Closing it makes the worship of the sun, one of Israel’s idolatrous practices, impossible. Our God does not share his glory with any man or idol. God chose Abraham and his descendants, the children of Israel, as the focus of his revelation.
Through them, all the nations on the earth would be blessed (Genesis 12:1‐3). At that stage, foreigners were excluded from direct access to the temple (v.9). But in Jesus Christ, Abraham’s blessing was extended to Gentiles (Galatians 3:28‐29). The priests were doing all the right things as we see in v.11.
However, they were mixing it with idol worship, which God detests, (v.13). As a result, God promised that they would bear their punishment. I once went to witness to a traditional spiritual healer in his home. He boasted that church members were among his faithful clients. While we were yet speaking one of them arrived!
Do you know such people who go to church on Sunday but still consult idol worshippers and resort to the charms of the traditional medicine men in times of crisis? How are such people described in James 1:8? What problems in life do you have which is too big for Jesus Christ?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Dear Lord help me to always trust in you and in your all‐sufficient power at all times.
Offer A Prayer of Faith In Line With Luke 6:19
One Year Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 37,38, Hebrews 10
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PRESSING ON THE UPWARD WAY
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
THANK GOD FOR:
› Assuring us that the race is not for the swift, neither the battle to the strong.
› Keeping His children focused despite all the trials of life.
› Increased grace to press on forward as we work towards the goal in Christ Jesus.
› Brethren in SU and in other Ministries to continue to bless, strengthen and encourage the weak ones among us so they don’t give up.
› Grace to forget past failures, successes as we strain towards the goal for the prize awaiting us.
∷ Lack of discipline and tiredness in doing good.
∷ Backsliding and conforming to the standard of the world instead of renewing our minds.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16 February 2022. 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.