Scripture Union Daily Guide 4th February 2023: Our Help in Times of Trouble
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 4 FEBRUARY 2023 SATURDAY DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 4th February 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Our Help in Times of Trouble
Opening Prayer: Grant me depth of insight, revelation and knowledge as I meditate on this passage, O Lord.
Scripture: Mark 6:45-56
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 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
OUTLINE FOR TODAY: The other time the Lord came to the coastal city of Gennesaret, He healed only one person, casting out the legion of demons from him. The Lord is back in the same city again: Compare 5:1 with 6:53-56 and see how He came to heal more people in the same place.
Their unique experiences were multi-layered. The people who begged Him to leave their territory earlier (5:17), now came to touch Him, get healed and delivered. He went about their villages, marketplaces, and the countryside. What can we learn from these? We should realise that the Lord Jesus Christ also experienced the challenges we face on the mission field today. He has promised to be “with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20b).
Observe also that He spoke to the disciples right in the middle of their struggles with stormy waters (v.50). What encouragement do we find in vs.48-50? Our God knows where we are and the challenges we are going through, and He ensures that they do not overwhelm us. This is because He has power over every situation (v.51; John 16:33, 1 Corinthians 10:13). Whenever He steps into our situation, we experience peace and tranquillity.
Thought: “Don’t be afraid, take courage, I am here.”
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
While I wonder at your goodness and miracles in my life, help me not to be hard-hearted or unbelieving.
Prayer for the week
► Pray for orphans, the less privileged and the people in IDP camp in Nigeria and other countries.
► Pray that God will visit them today with His love.
► Believe God to intervene in whatever situation they are going through today.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Ephesians 1:18
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Exodus 13,14, Psalms 31