Today’s Topic: Consecration
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you order my steps today through your word as I meditate on it.
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-16
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
When the Lord passed through the land and killed all the firstborn sons in Egypt, “from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well” (Exodus 12:29), the firstborn among the Israelites were spared, hence, the declaration in v.2. To consecrate means to set apart or devote completely to God and His purposes.
Because the firstborn of the Egyptian animals also died, the dedication of the firstborn of Israel also included those of the animals. The rules for observing this command are given in vs.11-16. Note that parents had a responsibility to teach their children why they redeem the first born. If we do not teach the next generation the Word of God, the Church will die. All Christians today are to consecrate themselves to God (see Romans 12:1-2).
Notice the strict prohibition of yeast of leaven in the preparation of the meals for the celebration of the Passover. What are the lessons we learn from this (compare 1 Corinthians 5:7-8)? This feast was to remind the people that they were leaving the old life behind and entering into a new way of living. “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness” (2 Timothy 2:19c).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, heavenly Father, to turn away from wickedness and to teach the next generation about you.
- Daily Gospel Reflections for 14th February 2023 (Tuesday)
- Dr. Charles Stanley 13 February 2023 In Touch Daily Devotional
- John Hagee Devotional 13 February 2023 – Monday
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PRAYER FOCUS: REVIVAL IN BENIN REGION
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!! – Psalm 80:19
THANK GOD FOR:
► Life and health of both staff and pilgrims in Benin Region.
► Sustained grace towards the brethren and the work of the gospel and the development of the National Camp of Hope, Benin.
► Increased spiritual and numerical growth, revival and massive conversion of souls especially among the indigenous people of Benin.
► The election of a new Regional Chairman and believe God to raise funds for their ongoing projects in the Region.
► God’s presence in the camp, that users of the camp will encounter God when they come there.
► Believe God for a smooth election this year.
► Attacks on the finances of those God has been using to fund their projects.
► The decline in attendance of youths and children from their programmes.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 10:18
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Exodus 33,34, Hebrews 8
Thanks for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 February 2023 | Devotional