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Daily Guide 23rd July 2022 | Scripture Union

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Daily Guide 23rd July 2022 | Scripture Union

Read and Meditate on Today’s  Scripture Union Daily Guide for Saturday 23 July 2022. May the Lord bless you through His Word, Amen!


Topic: Dealing With Loss And Its Consequences

Opening Prayer: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: Genesis 38:12‐30

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

Judah recovered from grieving over the death of his wife to continue with life (v.12). Overcoming grief, particularly due to the loss of a dear one, can be very challenging. Paul gives us the principle that should direct our mourning in 1 Thessalonians 4:13‐18. Let us learn to hand over our pain to God. Then our “knock down” will not become a “knock out”.

Tamar felt unfairly treated by her father‐in‐law who reneged on his promise to give her his third son in marriage. She devised some strange schemes to entice Judah because of her strong desire to have children (v.16). Some people can go to any length to pursue their rights or desires, often throwing decency and sanity to the wind. Judah’s loneliness as a widower might have driven him into immorality that led him into Tamar’s trap (vs.15‐18).

This is a stern warning to widows and widowers who should take every precaution to avoid falling into sexual sin. See 1 Corinthians 7:8‐9 for Paul’s advice. Judah did not see any evil in hiring a harlot for a night yet was ready to execute Tamar (v.24). Does this not happen in the churches today? Elders pass harsh judgment on people who committed the same evil they too have committed in secret (2 Samuel 12:1‐7; Matthew 7:1‐5).

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

Closing Prayer
• Make Psalm 139: 23‐24 your prayer.

Prayer for the week
• Pray for people living with disabilities in Nigeria. Believe God that the Nigeria government and the various denominations will remember them and make provisions to make their lives easier to manage.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with
1 Chronicles 16:34; Micah 4, 5; Psalms 68

Daily Guide 23rd July 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 23rd July 2022 | Scripture Union

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