SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2023 (DAILY DEPENDENCE ON GOD)
TOPIC: DAILY DEPENDENCE ON GOD
OPENING PRAYER: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Exodus 16:17-36
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Manna was a provision from heaven. It is not a result of the Israelites’ labour. No planting, no weeding. All they needed to do each day was to go and collect it. It was always made available by God. Notice however, the simple instructions related to the gathering of the manna for each day (vs.16,19) and for the Sabbath day (vs.22-23, 25-26). However, some people thought they have better ideas and will not obey these instructions. Disobedience has consequences. Notice the consequence in vs.17-18, 20 & 27.
The instructions and the consequence of disobedience shows the importance of dependence solely on God. This is reflected in the Lord’s prayer, ‘give us each day our daily bread’, not the bread for tomorrow or next week. The Lord “who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will he not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things” (Romans 8:32)? The Israelites needed to trust God to feed them in the desert. We too must trust Him for our daily needs.
This miraculous manna was provided throughout their forty years journey in the desert (v.35) and the sample kept as a memorial did not rot (vs.32-34).
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 24:60
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Leviticus 4,5, John2.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Mon, 20-Feb-2023
OBEDIENCE: THE MARK OF OUR FAITH
Jesus replied anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them.
– John 14:23
THANK GOD FOR:
► The promise of God to set on high all those who fully obey and carefully follow Him.
► The prosperity and prolonging of days for those who are obedient to God.
► The Christians in Nigeria as they continue to pray for the leaders who will take over, that only those approved by God will win.
► Grace for the Christians to stand firm and refuse to be moved or intimidated or bought over by whatever money or gift, so they will not obey God’s leading.
► The perfect will of God on who becomes the next president of Nigeria.
► Conforming to the standard of the world or dancing to their tune in the forthcoming election.
► Repeating the same mistake of choosing enemies of the cross who keep persecuting the church.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 20th 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.