Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 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!

TODAY’S TOPIC: Shun Theft or Cheating

Opening Prayer: Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.

Scripture: Exodus 22:1-15

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

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 22 April 2023

Note the various provisions for ensuring no one is defrauded by his neighbour, and that trust is not readily abused. These laws seek to make stealing and cheating unattractive.

You end up paying far more than the value of the goods you stole or wrongly converted to your own use. The passage speaks of our God’s love for justice and fairness. He does not want any person to reap where he has not sown. Those who have worked hard deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Today we have many armed robbers, kidnappers, looters, fraudsters depriving people of their property either by tricks or by force.

Open grazing and wildfire (vs.5-6) are among the major causes of conflict and economic losses in many nations. Ranching is the conventional cattle production method that reduces the possibility of the animal straying to other people’s crops. If anyone must practise open grazing of cattle, sheep, and goat or keep animals such as pigs, fowl and dog free range, they must take responsibility to keep them away from causing losses to neighbours.

Practice/Word Application
What’s more? Stealing is not to be mentioned among us (vs.7-15).

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

Closing Prayer
Help me, Lord, to be a good neighbour anywhere I find myself.

Prayer For The Week
► Pray for honesty and integrity to be the mark of Christianity in Nigeria and the whole world.
► Pray for our daughters and our sons to allow the purity of God to make them resemble the Jesus they carry.
► Ask God for grace for them to stand despite the turbulent times we are in.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – 22ND APRIL 2023

PRAYER FOCUS: TRANSPARENTLY HONEST
Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in everyway into Him who is the head, unto Christ. – Ephesians 4:15

THANK GOD FOR:
► SU work among children, youths and families in teaching them Godly standards.
► The word of God that enables us live in honesty.

PRAY FOR:
► Increased walk in integrity even as the emphasis on children and school work is carried out.
► Manifestation of Christian conduct among SU Pilgrims, missionaries and all Christians as they remain the first Bible the world is reading.
► Strong encouragement to teach and remain in those Christian truths that has always distinguished SU of old.

PRAY AGAINST:
► Infighting that may destroy the work of the ministry.
► Disunity among the leaders due to lack of submission to authority.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 12:13

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Joshua 23, 24, Hebrews 13

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