Scripture Union Daily Guide 10th August 2020 – Remember His Goodness
TODAY’S TOPIC: REMEMBER HIS GOODNESS
OPENING PRAYER: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 106:24–48
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
TODAY’S OUTLINE: DAILY GUIDE 10TH AUGUST 2020
Throughout the history of ancient Israel, God wanted them to recognise themselves as his chosen people and acknowledge him as their Father. He delivered them from slavery and gave them a land of their own. What did God require of them? Praise, honour, and gratitude. Instead, what was their attitude?
Disrespect and contempt (v.24). See others in vv.25,28 & 36–39. Such disobedient lifestyle was bound to incur God’s wrath (vv.29, 40–42). Idolatry is an all–time abhorrent practice in the sight of God. When the Psalmist in Psalm 24 asks, “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord or stand in his holy place?”, the answer provided includes “the one who has clean hands and a pure heart and who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god” (vv.3&4).
At a critical time when Israel needed someone to stand in the gap and intercede for them, what role did Phinehas play that we can emulate (vv.30–31; Numbers 25:6–13)? Consider the grace of God towards his people in vv.42–46. This attribute of our God demands responses expressed in v.48.
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• And so: What gods and idols are we constantly tempted to worship today? List up to five and turn to Colossians 3:5 for more!
• Dear Lord, help me to remember your goodness towards me, to turn away from all kinds of modern–day idols; then create a praise on my lips and thanksgiving in my heart for you.
• Thank God for His love in preserving His church in the face of intense persecution in parts of the world such as Northern Nigeria and many Islamic nations.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with I Corinthians 15:57
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Psalms 81–83; 1 Peter 1
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