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Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 January 2023 | Devotional

DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL 20TH JANUARY 2023

Scripture Union Daily Guide 19 January 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 January 2023 | Devotional

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Today’s Topic: The Blind Eyes of Unbelievers

Opening Prayer: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.

SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 5: 1-21

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 20 January 2023

Let us look at it from the perspective of Pharaoh. His question in v.2 is perfectly reasonable.

Surely, he would not declare a three-day holiday for ALL his slaves simply because two agitators claim they should worship a God who is invisible to the naked eye! And so, his reaction in vs.4-5 is not as bad as it appears to us. In the same manner, we should try to look at the reasoning of unbelievers from their own perspective. It is not entirely their fault that they cannot see spiritual realities the way we do (1 Corinthians 2:14; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4). This truth should teach us to be patient in our discussions and interactions with them.

The punishment Pharaoh gave to the Israelites was very harsh. Straw is the reinforcement which gives mud bricks the property of stone after being baked in the desert sun. It did not grow where the bricks were being made, and now the supply was cut off. The children of Israel had to add straw harvesting to their regular tasks (vs.10-13); and they had Moses and Aaron to blame for it! Their reaction is perfectly understandable (vs.19-21). Unbeknown to them, however, it is only the beginning of their deliverance.

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

Closing Prayer
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you still open blind eyes today, and that you opened mine!

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 40:31

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 34, 35, Psalms 15

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