SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR APRIL 24, 2023 (SHUN ALL FORMS OF FALSEHOOD)
TOPIC: SHUN ALL FORMS OF FALSEHOOD
OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Exodus 23:1-19
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
How do you understand v.1a? “False reports” include rumours, propaganda, fake news, misinformation, and disinformation. It also includes exaggeration, posting, forwarding, sharing or tagging of any unverified information as we often do on the social media today! The clear instruction is, “Do not spread false reports.” It is important that we heed the command in v.2 to desist from sheepishly following the crowd to do wrong things. God hates false witness irrespective of the motive behind it. False witness breeds injustice and puts the innocent at a disadvantaged position.
We may not have had experience in our own lives of being aliens or refugees outside the land of our birth, but the teaching in v.9 should inform our attitudes and action with regard to such an unfortunate situation, especially when people are forcefully displaced because of war, famine etc.
God instituted the Sabbath to demonstrate His care for all His creation (vs.9-12). While the farmland is left uncultivated in the seventh year, it rests and regains fertility, and the strangers and wild animals are at liberty to go there and find food from the crops that survive from previous years. Every seventh day of the week is set apart for everyone including your maid to rest.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for our media men and women that they may have the courage to disseminate fair and true information
OFFER A PRAYER OF FAITH IN LINE WITH Psalms 24:4 ‐ 6
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Judges 3, 4, Psalms 48, 1Corinthians 2.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Mon, 24-Apr-2023
TRUTH FROM OUR HEARTS
You will recognize them by their fruits.
– Mathew 7:16
THANK GOD FOR:
► The word of God we hear, read and apply daily in our lives that enable us remain in the truth.
► The freedom we have in Christ as we remain in His truth.
► The nature and character of God which we carry to keep reflecting in all we say and do.
► Grace to readily preach and stand firm in the truth of the gospel in SU.
► Grace to hear and apply the truth of the word of God in all we do in SU Nigeria.
► All forms of falsehood, deceit, craftiness and using human wisdom in God’s word.
► Dead conscience that continues in falsehood and deceit.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 April 2023 Monday. 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.