SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 26, 2022 (JOASH SETS HIS HEART AGAINST GOD)
TOPIC: Joash Sets His Heart Against God
OPENING PRAYER: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: 2 Chronicles 24: 17‐27
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
How quick and easy sometimes it is to forget! Joash forgets the Lord and the ideals he lived for during the lifetime of Jehoiada.
What triggered this change of heart (see v.17)? Examine the conduct of the king and his officials in vs.18‐19.
How did God deal with them? Like Jehoaida, God’s servants can wield immense positive influence on national leaders.
We see his son, Zechariah, rising to confront the king and his officials with courage and determination.
Let us pray for our religious leaders that they will play their God‐given role courageously and sacrificially.
The leaders had moved so far from the ways of the Lord that they could not withstand God’s call to repentance through Zechariah.
They would rather kill him. How we need to plead for God’s mercy upon our land for all the innocent blood shed through kidnappings, armed robbery, careless driving, inter‐tribal and boundary clashes, civil wars etc.
If the Lord would require the blood of Abel and others killed after him, should we expect anything less in our time?
So what? Are you a servant of God? Then raise up a Zechariah for the Lord where you are.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Pray for God’s mercy upon our land that true repentance may be experienced by all.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
• Pray for missionaries in the Northern part of the country that the Lord will keep protecting them. Believe God to keep their evangelistic work prospering despite all oppositions. Pray for their safety of their children and spouses.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 23:20
One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Corinthians 12, 13; Psalms 129, 130.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
NO TO DISTRACTIONS
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
THANK GOD FOR:
Always warning us about distractions, and making a way of escape for us when we find ourselves in the trap of the devil.
Elders who are exemplary and have run, and are still running this Christian race in SU.
Grace to daily meditate on the precepts of God and to fix your eyes on His ways.
The promotion of God’ s principles and the emphasis of undivided devotion and loyalty in our fellowships and families.
Emphasis on doing what will bring the glory of God in all we do in SU ministry.
Careless acts and actions that will make the devil distract and even devour the work we are doing in SU.
Using unapproved methods and strategies, thereby loosing out of God’s blessings.
God bless you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 November 2022, Saturday Message. Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.
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