Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 April 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 23 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: No Sexual Violence and Oppression

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: Exodus 22:16-31

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 23 April 2023

What do we learn of responsible moral attitudes on sexual matters in this passage (vs.16-17, 19, 22-24)? The loss of virginity for an unmarried daughter diminished her value in the eyes of society, and our generation has not changed in this respect, despite increasing permissiveness.

Even though society has always been stricter in the way it judges women than the standards applied to men, we must not think that God applies the same unequal measure. It is important that unmarried men and women exercise self-control over their passions, to keep sex for marriage and that married men and women keep sex within their marriage alone.

Those who practise homosexuality today are “gays”. Maybe those practising bestiality (v.19) may soon call themselves “best”. However, God’s standard never changes. He severely punishes those involved in any form of sexual perversion.

What can we learn about God in vs.18,20 & 21-27? Our God is a jealous and compassionate God. He hates all forms of oppression and cruelty against the powerless and less privileged. God deserves our best (vs.28-30) and we must believe, respect, and offer the proceeds of our labour in support of His work. Are you faithful in this regard?

Practice/Word Application
So: Reflect on your relationship with God and people!

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

Closing Prayer
Lord, help me to avoid unholy and violent relationships and be compassionate towards the needy.


How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to you word. – Psalm 119:9

► The blessings He has reserved for all His children who are pure in heart.

► Grace for us to remain exemplary in speech, conduct, love, faith and in purity of life.
► Continuous abiding in God so that His Spirit will continue to dwell in us.
► Purity of thoughts, and actions as we continue to labour in SU children, youths, families.

► All forms of defilement in our SU ministry as that will disqualify our labour.
► Hasty acts and reactions that may not bring Glory to the name of our God.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 49:8

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Judges 1, 2, 1Corinthians 1


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