SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 25, 2023 (THE LORD KNOWS HOW TO RESCUE THE GODLY FROM TRIALS)
TOPIC: THE LORD KNOWS HOW TO RESCUE THE GODLY FROM TRIALS
(2 Peter 2:9)
OPENING PRAYER: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 8:16-32
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
“No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” That is what God says in Psalm 91:10. People have asked why Christians catch Covid-19 even when they claim this promise.
(Have you noticed that it was the next verse which Satan tried to apply, out of context, to the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 4:6?)
In our readings so far, the children of Israel have suffered from the plagues exactly as the Egyptians did. They had no other river of their own when the water of the Nile turned to blood; and the frogs invaded their homes too.
To this day, we who are children of God experience the same plagues that affect the communities where they live. The reason is that we are part of the broken world order, reaping the consequences of the Fall.
Now, take another look at vs.22-23 and see how God does something different with the plague of flies.
The distressing swarms avoided the district of Goshen where the children of Israel lived. Thankfully, the Lord does make exceptions for His people today as well – not as a rule but at His own discretion.
Reflect on the words of 2 Peter 2:4-10 and praise the Lord for your security in Christ.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 118:14
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Genesis 44, 45, Psalms 20
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN- Wed, 25-Jan-2023
SAFE IN HIM
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
THANK GOD FOR:
► Being our light and salvation, the stronghold of our lives, hence no need to fear.
► Being our refuge and fortress, hence we can safely trust in Him.
► Safety of lives and property in Nigeria especially against the constant threat to life, banditry, kidnapping etc.
► Our brethren in the Rural Area of Nigeria that God will continue to protect them against Fulani Terrorists who want to take their lands.
► Protection of God’s church worldwide against the incessant attack thereby discouraging the brethren.
► Fear and every spirit of discouragement that will make us keep away from church and fellowship due to threats of attack especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.
► Failing to trust in God thereby not allowing our minds to remain steadfast in our God.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 January 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.