Scripture Union Daily Guide 22nd September 2020
TODAY’S TOPIC: GIANTS CAN BE DEFEATED!
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
Key Verse: 2 Samuel 21:15–22
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
TODAY’S MESSAGE: Scripture Union Daily Guide 22nd September 2020
Giants have always stood against Israel. They were afraid of entering Canaan because of giants (Numbers 13:32–33).
In the days of King Saul, Goliath intimidated and immobilized the entire army of Israel for days until God used David, a young shepherd boy, to confront and defeat him (1 Samuel 17). David now is old and no longer as swift as before (v.15) but has courageous and skilful fighters. Observe that like David, they were not afraid of giants but confronted and killed them.
How do you see your problems and challenges; as insurmountable giants or as targets that are too big to be missed? As Christians, we should be encouraged to stand firm in our faith in Christ no matter the repeated attacks by the devil. Our victory is guaranteed through Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37).
Read v.17 again. David’s men saw him as an embodiment of Israel’s glory and someone of great worth to the nation (cf. 18:2–3). His life was to be spared even at the risk of theirs. What does the decision of these noblemen teach us about the position the leader in the home or church or community and country should occupy?
⁂ Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• So What? What are the challenges standing on your way to fulfilling God’s purpose for your life?
• Ask God for courage, strength and wisdom to confront and overcome them all.
• Ask God to help you know His will, walk in it and be an example to believers and unbelievers.
• Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 45:6
Read the Bible in one Year: Ezek. 8–10; John 10:1–23
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 22nd September 2020 – Giants Can Be Defeated!