SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2022 (A CRY FOR JUSTICE)
TOPIC : A CRY FOR JUSTICE
OPENING PRAYER: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 35: 1‐14
The psalmist calls upon God to fight on his behalf against people who want to harm him unjustly.
He appeals to the Lord (The Almighty God), the righteous Judge of heaven and earth against his enemies who hate and persecute him. Which weapons of war does David request God to use in his defence (vs.1‐3)?
God is a warrior. Read vs.4‐8 again and identify the requests David made against those pursuing him. How does this compare with Romans 12:17‐20? In the circumstances that David found himself, it is human to cry out for justice from God against the enemies.
We appeal for justice when we encounter social‐economic injustices or we are deprived of our basic rights or when we spot oppression, disempowerment, corruption, greed and other social injustice.
The cry for justice is consistent with the human nature. Faced with injustice, it is instructive to remember that there is a dependable God who loves us.
Contrast the injustice meted out to (against) David by his enemies with how he handled them when they were in need (vs.13‐14). Let us remember that amidst injustice, God remains our Salvation and strong Defender, worthy of praise and adoration (vs.9‐10).
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Thank You Lord, for fighting on my behalf and delivering me from all my oppressors.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 12:13
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 19, 20; Romans 11; Psalms 123.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
DAILY POWER COMPETITION (GEO POLITICAL)
The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their gray hair.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Giving us young people who are walking in the way of the Lord, learning His word, and shining for Him.
☀ Our youths who have been prepared to compete at the geopolitical zone for the Daily Power Competition.
☛ Our young men that they will continue to grow up as plants, while our daughters remain pillars that fashion our father’ s palace.
☛ Grace for them to keep waiting on the Lord.
☛ More of our youths to keep their ways pure, as they follow the Lord and His principles of wealth creation.
⚠ Our young people getting weary and tired especially when they see those living contrary “appearing to make it”.
⚠ Their leaving the faith due to the situation of things in the country.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 18th November 2022. 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.