Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 October 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: God observes the corrupt judges on earth
Opening Prayer: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Psalms 58:1-11
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 October 2023
In this psalm, David deals more specifically with those who create an unjust situation in society. The corrupt judges are evil in thought and action, and they are deaf to any plea for justice (vs.1-5). The Psalmist thus appeals to God to break their power and destroy them so that they disappear from human society (vs.6-9). Is the situation different now in our present society?
This is not only for the judiciary, the third arm of government but all in position of authority. All who oppress the poor as it is stated in Matthew 25:40, “In as much as you have done it unto one of these of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.” The wicked will receive their fitting judgment from God (vs.10,11).
So? What should be your attitude when faced with situation of injustice, exploitation, and the like?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, help us, in the face of corruption, to make our pleas for redress unto you. Grant us patience to wait on you. We pray for mercy and conviction on all who oppress and exploit your people in our society.
Prayer for the week
► Pray for brethren who have been denied justice.
► Pray that God will raise men and women who will stand up for them.
► Pray against injustice in Nigeria.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 14TH OCTOBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: SU SUPPORTERS
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age. 1 Timothy 18-19
THANK GOD FOR:
►Christians who are committed to supporting SU work nationally and internationally
►Increase in our supporters’ sources of income
►The spiritual growth and God’s blessing on their health and that of their family members
►Any devourer or plan of the enemy to destabilize their family or business