Daily Guide 29 November 2023 | Scripture Union Devotional
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Today’s Topic: In Despair, there is Hope
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 33:1-24
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 November 2023
The “destroyer”—i.e., the nation of Assyria—was dishonest. Like modern day warring factions who often violate peace accords, Assyria deceptively broke the peace treaty between her and Judah (v.8. cf. 2 Kings 18:14-17). Those who break their promises undermine trust and destroy relationships. Christians must seek to be trustworthy in their dealings.
But God gave His people victory over the Assyrians. This chapter is probably a hymn composed to celebrate this amazing deliverance in 701 B.C. However, God is concerned not only to destroy their enemies, but He will burn out sin from among His people (vs.13-16). There is great distress awaiting those who plunder others and destroy society. These people are deceitful and they take advantage of others. God’s judgment is surely coming upon them. But God still remembers His faithful ones (vs.15-16). Read v.15 again. Does it describe your life?
Vs.17-24 give a picture of the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem when the Lord is given His rightful place as King (vs.17,21,23). So often we miss the peace, joy and blessing that God wants to shower upon us because we have placed self on the throne, although we may still say with our lips that Jesus is our Lord.
And so: Meditate on the wonderful promise in v.22.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, in moments when despair and discouragement threaten my peace, may I look up to you for help.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 29:12 ‐ 14
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Colossians 1, 2; Proverbs 19.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 29TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: HE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU
Can a mother forget her nursing child that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even though she may forget, yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
THANK GOD FOR:
►The presence of God in our experiences of life when sometimes we feel utterly alone and abandoned
►Grace to remember His faithfulness in time past, and
►To rest in the fact that God is a compassionate God who will never forget to keep us