Daily Guide 2nd September 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 2nd September 2022 | Scripture Union

Daily Guide 2nd September 2022 | Scripture Union

Read and Meditate on Today’s  Scripture Union Daily Guide for Friday 2 September 2022. May the Lord bless you through His Word, Amen!

SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022

Topic: Loyalty In Relationships

Opening Prayer: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.

Scripture: Ruth 1: 1‐22

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

When times are hard economically for a nation, its citizens have a high tendency to be disobedient, idolatrous and violent. Such is the setting for the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. What, according to vs.3‐5, is the condition in which Naomi (a widow) and her two widowed daughters‐in‐law find themselves? Being a widow never makes Naomi less loving. Read vs.7‐13 again.

What lessons can we learn from Naomi’s decision to return to her home country and how she treats her young, childless daughters‐in‐law of a foreign nation? Only death separates marriage, but re‐marriage is allowed for surviving parties if they so wish (1 Corinthians 7:39; 1 Timothy 5:14). What does Ruth’s statement in vs.16‐17 suggest regarding the influence of Naomi on her?

Conversion of the Moabitess to the God of Israel is enhanced by the shining godly lifestyle of a mother‐in‐law. Ruth becomes loyal and commits herself to share in the suffering of her mother‐in‐law. Naomi did not keep her frustrations to herself but expressed it (v.20). It is neither unchristian nor necessarily rebellion against God to tell Him exactly how you feel. See Jeremiah 20:7 and find time to read the book of Habakkuk.

Many psalmists teach us to express our feelings freely. It helps to hasten the healing process, as we shall see tomorrow.

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

Closing Prayer
• Help me, dear Lord, to live a shining life to witness Christ to unbelieving relatives, despite my difficult experiences.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Ephesians 1:18; Ezekiel 10‐12

Daily Guide 2nd September 2022 | Scripture Union

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