Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 January 2024 || God’s Impending Judgment
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24th January 2024 (Wednesday)
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TODAY’S TOPIC: GOD’S IMPENDING JUDGMENT
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, make me more like you through the power of your word as I meditate on it.
SCRIPTURE: AMOS 3:1-15
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 January 2024
Here is the start of the three prophetic messages. The first one is God indicting Israel as a privileged people: “You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth. Therefore, I will punish you for all your sins.” It brings to mind the adage, ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’
The Lord disciplines those He loves and punishes everyone He accepts as a child (Hebrews 12:5-6). So, with a series of questions and answers, Amos warns of the imminent disaster that looms over Israel. He points out that in the world of nature, a certain sequence of events can lead to predictable consequences. If a lion roars, then it has taken or is about to take prey (vs.4&8).
What Amos is doing, is simply telling Israel that God has announced His judgment and that unless Israel takes immediate corrective action, the outcome is certainly a disaster. If a disaster occurs, people should not attribute it to “bad luck” but should take note that God in His sovereign wisdom is at work. They should respond accordingly to His judgment with repentance.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Father, help me not to take lightly your discipline, but to amend my ways in the light of your word.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 23:22
“God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 24 – Genesis 35-37
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN 24 JANUARY, 2024
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
• Giving grace to the chairman of this committee, Bro Samuel Obata and every other member
• The wisdom to plan how to manage the financial resources of the Union appropriately
THANK GOD FOR:
• Journey mercies as they converge again at the Camp of Hope, Benin for their meeting
• Divine direction for every deliberation
• Sound body, spirit, and soul for him as he continues to shoulder this responsibility
• Wisdom for direction
• Grace to accomplish all that is in his heart under God
• Harmonious relationship between him and the council
• His eyes will never be removed from the cross of Christ.