Daily Guide 22nd July 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 22nd July 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 22nd July 2022 | Scripture Union

Read and Meditate on Today’s  Scripture Union Daily Guide for Friday 22 July 2022. May the Lord bless you through His Word, Amen!

SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 22ND JULY 2022 DEVOTIONAL

Topic: Wicked In The Lord’s Sight

Opening Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.

Scripture: Genesis 38:1‐11

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?

It was after the story of selling Joseph into slavery and his brothers concealing their sins from their father that Judah left them to join his Canaanite friend. Why do you think he left at this time and what does this show about his person (Genesis 37:26‐28)? Will you be available for your friends and family when they need you most? Note also the degeneration in Judah’s family.

From the whole passage, reflect on possible reasons for this. See v.3 (compare Genesis 24:3‐4). We must realize that this had less to do with inter‐tribal marriage and more with the Canaanites’ relationship with God. The two deaths in the family, of Er and Onan, are related to the phrase “wicked in the Lord’s sight” (vs.7&10). Possibly the ungodly environment in which Judah raised these children contributed to their wicked behaviour.

By the levirate custom of marriage, a brother is expected to marry the widow of his brother and raise up children to continue his name (Deuteronomy 25:5‐10). However, Onan preferred to have sexual pleasure and avoid the required responsibility. Are you fulfilling your responsibilities to your spouse?

Practice/Word Application
Thought: Looking at your actions and motives, will God declare you wicked or righteous?

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
• Search me, O God, and see if there is any wicked way in me.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with
2 Corinthians 5:7; Micah 1‐3

Daily Guide 22nd July 2022 | Scripture Union