Daily Guide 14th August 2023 || Scripture Union Devotional
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 14 AUGUST 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 14th August 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Mix and match religion
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: 2 Kings 17:24-41
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14th August 2023 Outline:
Notice the way Assyria ensures to put her captives under perpetual slavery. Unlike the people of the Southern Kingdom who were also taken into exile some years after this episode, the Israelites have no home to return to. Their towns are taken over by strangers.
God proved to the ‘conquerors’ of Samaria that He is in charge. His power remains unlimited. He troubled them until they acknowledged His sovereignty over the land. However, since they do not have personal knowledge of the true God, they only added the God of Israel to their many gods. Unfortunately, the Israelites who remained on the land were hardly better informed. God detests this form of admixture of religion. In our own multi-religious situation especially with many New Age from the East, the challenge to choose to serve God alone is still relevant (Joshua 24:15). We need to decide to worship and serve the living God only.
From our passage today, we can see the reason the Jews of Jesus’ day distanced themselves from the Samaritans and for the Samaritan woman’s surprise in John 4:9. The Samaritans have become, just like their religion, a mixture of Gentile and Jews, probably more Gentile than Jewish.
Resolved: I and my household will serve the Lord and Him alone.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, grant me the grace to be wholly devoted to you.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalm 107:19 ‐ 20
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PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 14TH AUGUST 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: WAITING COUPLES
God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfil it? Num. 23:19
THANK GOD FOR:
►Upholding our brethren waiting for the fruit of the womb.
►The grace to still believe in the faithfulness of God, knowing that He cannot lie.
►They will not waver in faith.
►God’s strength will be sufficient for them.