Scripture Union Daily Guide 23rd January 2023: Seeking Help From The Wrong Source
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 23 JANUARY 2023 SUNDAY DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 23rd January 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
TODAY’S TOPIC: SEEKING HELP FROM THE WRONG SOURCE
Opening Prayer: Make my life oh Lord a reflection of you as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 7: 14-24
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
OUTLINE FOR TODAY: Today we read the first of the ten plagues with which God struck Egypt before Pharaoh accepted defeat. It had to do with the River Nile, which was the source of life-giving water for the country. Its annual deluge from floodwaters flowing from far away was what they worshipped as Hapi, the god of water and fertility. It was this river that God judged by turning it into blood. Look at the result in v.21.
It is not surprising that Pharaoh summoned his spiritual experts for an answer; and they had no problem demonstrating their own ability to work wonders.
What should these magicians have done to relieve their people? Look at the foolish thing they did instead in v.22, and the result. This is the big problem with turning to those who use demonic powers for help. It is not that such people do not exist or that their powers are not real. However, those who trust in them end up with negative results in the end. The Lord Jesus Christ explains to us the reason why in John 10:10.
For reflection: Why do many church goers still consult witchdoctors? What can we do to help them?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Dear Lord, I will trust you, with all of my heart.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 17:6
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 40, 41, Psalms 18