SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR APRIL 25, 2023 (LITTLE BY LITTLE, THE ENEMY IS DEFEATED AND DRIVEN OUT)
TOPIC: LITTLE BY LITTLE, THE ENEMY IS DEFEATED AND DRIVEN OUT
OPENING PRAYER: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 23:20-33
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Notice the series and scope of promises God made to the Israelites (vs.20, 25-28, 30), the purpose and the conditions for enjoying them (vs.21-25). God’s angel going ahead of Israel was a sure evidence of God’s personal presence (vs.20,23), as he brought them to a place God had prepared for them. But note the stern warnings: to carefully listen and obey God’s command. Check additional requirements for living and prospering in the Promised Land (vs.31-33). Obedience to God’s word is an undeniable requirement for enjoying God’s presence and His promises in our lives as believers (vs.25-26).
In vs.29-30, observe God’s gracious act of driving away enemies “little by little”, not at once (see also Exodus 13:17). How may this be sometimes misunderstood? Could this explain some delayed breakthroughs? The many “I will” in today’s passage indicate both God’s personal role as well as Israel’s duty in driving out the people from the land they would occupy (vs.28,29,30 and 31).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Help me, Lord, to patiently but obediently wait for your timing in attending to my needs and to constantly appreciate your presence with me in my journey of life.
OFFER A PRAYER OF FAITH IN LINE WITH: Exodus 33:14
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Judges 5, 6, 1Corinthians 3.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Tue, 25-Apr-2023
PORT HARCOURT REGION:
WAIT FOR GOD PORT HARCOURT
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
– Psalm 27:14
THANK GOD FOR:
► His provisions, protecting journey mercies and safe deliveries to the brethren in Port Harcourt Region.
► The successful conclusion of last year’s holiday camps Regional Conference, Easter conferences and the impartation of the programmes in their lives.
► The donation of land to the Region for the building of staff quarters.
► God’s ever abiding presence and direction on the leaders as they wait on the Lord, that He will give them the needed wisdom to tackle challenges that may arise.
► Divine insight and pro-active service for the leadership at all levels and passion for souls so that the Region will grow numerically.
► Impact of their newly married brother’s retreat in the Region to strengthen and hold their families, employment and business ventures to improve their finances.
► All forms of distractions against the leadership in all their formations.
► All forms of attacks against their health and finances of the brethren.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 April 2023 Tuesday. 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.