Scripture Union Daily Guide 17 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 17 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 17 April 2023 | Devotional

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Today’s Topic: GOD MADE COVENANT WITH ISRAEL

Opening Prayer: As I read through this passage dear Lord, let your word bring transformation to my life.

Scripture: EXODUS 19:1-25

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 17 April 2023

From a humble beginning of seventy household members of Jacob’s family that migrated to Egypt, God raised a mighty nation within a space of four hundred and thirty years. Through powerful demonstration of His might, God rescued them from great bondage and oppression in Egypt.

Three months after their deliverance, God established a covenant with them at Mt Sinai as a nation set apart for Himself. Notice God’s purpose of making a covenant with Israel (v.5). The people unanimously agreed to the terms which required their total obedience and consecration (v.8). Did they mean what they promised? Do we too abide strictly by our promise to God? Time will tell.

At God’s demand, Moses consecrated the entire nation to meet with God in worship. Similarly, we, the New Testament believers, have been made a kingdom of priests and a holy nation to God through our salvation in Jesus Christ. We have been set apart for God (1 Peter 2:9).

Practice/Word Application
So what? Ensure to worship God in spirit and in truth and be absolutely obedient to Him.

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

Closing Prayer
Thank God for the privilege of being part of His royal priesthood and pray for grace to be a good ambassador here on earth and to glorify Him in all you do.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

PRAYER FOCUS: ABUJA REGION:
STAND TO BE COUNTED
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel in to honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use and prepared unto every good work. – 2Timothy 2:21

THANK GOD FOR:
► The willing and useful vessels God has blessed Abuja Region with as volunteers, pilgrims, leaders and staff.
► All the work, travels, programmes and activities within and outside the Region. God has been protecting, preserving and keeping them away from bandits and insurgents.

PRAY FOR:
► More souls, pilgrim group and increase in their work force in Gombe, Taraba, Bauchi, Zamfara and Borno states. The Lord to take over the entire North.
► The Abuja Regional Chairman Dr Jonah Abbah, and Treasurer, Engr. Joel Ejimofor, Secretary Bro Emeka Orji and all the Regional committee members that they walk in grace, live by faith and sound wisdom.
► The desired National Camp of Peace and on-going projects in Abuja Region, that it will become a reality.

PRAY AGAINST:
► Fear, discouragement, lukewarm Christianity, pursuit of worldly good at the detriment of godliness.
► Sicknesses and diseases, accidents, robbery and attacks that want to throw them into confusion and make them question the power of God.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 29:14

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Joshua13, 14, Ephesians 6

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