SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2023 (MURMURING AGAINST GOD)
TOPIC: MURMURING AGAINST GOD
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Exodus 16: 1 – 16
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?
Grumbling against our leaders is grumbling against God. The Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron at the Desert of Sin (vs.1-2). They remembered their so-called abundance in Egypt but forgot the hardships they went through as slaves and their cry for deliverance. They murmured, insisting on going back to Egypt.
Despite all that God had done for them, they were quick to lose faith in God. What is your attitude in the face of challenges? Like the Israelites, do you grumble against your leaders and against God? And do you easily forget all that God had done for you? God decided to test their obedience.
When pressure comes your way, learn to turn to God rather than to grumble or murmur. God responds to the Israelites’ distress by sending them quail in the evening and a sweet bread – like granular substance in the morning (vs.14,31).
We must learn to put our trust in God alone. God gave the Israelites the bread from heaven every day to satisfy their physical needs (vs.14-16, compare Psalm 78: 24 – 25). Jesus compares Himself to manna in John 6:30-35, 48-51. He is our daily Bread who satisfies our eternal and spiritual needs. He gives us eternal life.
AND SO?I’m feeding on that Living Bread!
I’m drinking at the Fountain Head!
And who so drinketh, Jesus said
Shall never never thirst again (SU Chorus).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Oh Lord, help me to always feed on this Living Bread that gives eternal life.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 22:17
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Leviticus 1‐3, John 1.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sun, 19-Feb-2023
SATISFIED WITH JESUS
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is the fullness of joy.
– Psalm 16:11
THANK GOD FOR:
► His promise to continue to guide and satisfy our desires as we remain in Him, faithfully depending on Him.
► God’s plan to satisfy all who hunger and thirst after righteousness.
► Grace to daily delight in the Lord our God as we pray, sing and continue to rejoice in Him.
► Deliberate decision to remain content with our God and all He supplies us with daily.
► Spiritual and physical strength to seek His kingdom and righteousness and believe Him to add all He has in mind to our lives.
► The Nigerian voters that they preserve their votes.
► Being ungrateful, counting other people’s blessings and not our own.
► Looking around wanting people to supply our every need instead of looking up to God to direct us.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 19th February 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.