Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 April 2022 Devotional
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SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 7TH APRIL 2022 DEVOTIONAL
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7th April 2022
TOPIC: SEE MY AFFLICTION AND HAVE MERCY
OPENING PRAYER: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 22:13‐31
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 April 2022 Devotional | Outline
Notice how vs.13‐18 describe the state of Jesus prior to His death on the cross and what happened after He died (John 19:28‐29; Matthew 27:35). Some of the words of David about his own experience were profound prophetic statements about the Messiah. This signifies that David himself suffered deeply in his life and yet did not lose faith in God.
Many times, he thought the enemy was going to destroy his life, but God protected him. Vs.22‐31 are songs of praise, worship and thanksgiving from someone who was hopeless but had received assurance that his petitions were answered. There is no glory without a cross. It is not true that once one becomes a Christian, all will become rosy (Job 2:10).
Amid darkness and hopelessness, Paul and Silas began to sing praises to God, and He intervened miraculously (Act 16:25‐31). Even very difficult and life‐threatening times can be opportunities for testifying about the goodness of our God (v.25). Answered prayers offer an opportunity for a testimony.
What next? “A farmer is known by blistered hands” (An African adage). Are you ready to have your faith tested for greater things for God’s glory? Pray for grace to do this.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Father, please help me not to compromise my faith even in times of trouble (Psalm 22:19‐22).
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Psalms 119:165; Deuteronomy 28, 29 Psalms 41