Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 April 2023 | Devotional

Do You Know That? Daily Guide Reading is published by Scripture Union Press & Books Ltd, an arm of Scripture Union Nigeria. Daily Guide is a true nondenominational, interdenominational Christian Bible engagement/reading aid – meditate on the Bible without denominational colorations. May the Lord bless you as you study!


Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: EXODUS 21:1-17

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 April 2023

Every person is made in God’s image. It does not matter what position he/she holds in life. The master is not more preferred by God than the servant. Everybody is crowned with God’s glory and made ruler over His creation (Psalm 8:5-6). In Israel’s labour system, slaves were acceptable but were to be treated with dignity. They would not remain as slaves perpetually. Freedom is automatically offered in the seventh year. However, notice the exception to this rule in vs.4-7.

Also notice the woman’s right in marriage (vs.7-11). Several cultures in Africa don’t seem to recognize the rights of married women. Christian husbands must make a difference and show to others how to treat women by their godly examples (cf. Ephesians 5:21-33).

The sanctity of life is further affirmed in vs.12-17. We have no excuse if we deliberately take the life of other human beings. Yet we often do that today during political and religious riots, through mob lynching, ethnic cleansing and tribal fighting. Vs.15&17 remind us of Exodus 20:12. We must not lose our cultural heritage of respect for elders.

For Further Study
For Further study: Read Jeremiah 34:8-22 to further understand God’s concern for servants and consider how we treat our workers

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

Closing Prayer
Thank you, Lord, for saving me from sin’s slavery and for giving me power to live a life of victory. Give me the grace to love and respect others.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with 2 Samuel 7:29

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Joshua 19, 20 Psalms 47.


For we are all God’s faithful workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
– 1 Corinthians 3:9

► The plan of God for our salvation and those of our children.
► Giving us the right to become children of God, thereby making us all a family of God.

► Grace for the family to teach and continue to believe God for the salvation of the entire family.
► Increase practice of righteousness in our homes as our children watch and imitate us.
► Effective personal quiet time, family devotions, church and fellowship attendance by the family to ensure the continuity of Christian tradition in our homes.

► Departure from these essential family traditions where God is made the head of homes.
► The destruction of programmes that will allow Christ to be formed in our families.


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