SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 24, 2022 (TIME FOR ACTION)
TOPIC: TIME FOR ACTION
OPENING PRAYER: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 23: 1‐21
After six years of Athaliah’s ‘reign’, Jehoiada the priest finally had the courage to get rid of the idolatrous ruler. Notice how he assesses the situation (v.1), contacts people who matter (vs.1&2) and explains his plot (vs.4‐7) to restore David’s dynasty as promised by God.
All these things were done behind the back of the ruthless Queen Mother (vs.12‐13). When God chooses you to be an instrument for his purpose, he expects you to use wisdom in carrying this out. This requires an intimate walk with the Lord. Athaliah felt she had established herself as ruler after killing ‘all’ potential heirs to the throne – (22:10). But notice how her evil plan woefully failed and the result (v.15).
What warning is here for us and our political leaders? The eight‐year‐old king had to depend on Jehoiada to carry out the reforms. Notice what was involved to avoid (vs.16‐20).
With a new king installed, the people were happy and peace reigned because the murderous regime of Athaliah had been removed. In Jehoiada, we see how the priest of God steers the entire kingdom to determine the right leadership. How can the church of Jesus Christ influence how political leaders are chosen in our countries?
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 example for me to follow or not to follow?
Thought: “For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.” (Simon Wiesenthal)
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Dear Lord, wake up your church from slumber to her responsibilities.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 17:2
One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Corinthians 8, 9; Proverbs 16.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the Lord our God, to walk in His statues and to keep His commandments, as at this day.
1 Kings 8:61
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Committing His work to our hands in SU, to work among children, youths and families.
☀ The help and supply of God in continuing the work in SU.
☛ God to establish the work of our hands in SU among children, youths and families.
☛ More dedication of young people, to the work of spreading the good news in this end time.
☛ Strength for the elders, to continue to rededicate their lives and services and not to give up till it is all over.
☛ Sanctification of all the vessels to avoid any spiritual leakages that will destroy the work in SU.
⚠ All forms of defilement that may destroy the testimony of the work among the people of God.
⚠ Lack of consecration of our lives while working for the Lord.
Thank you for reading Scripture Union Daily Guide 24th 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.