Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 October 2022 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: When Success Becomes a Curse
Opening Prayer: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 12:1‐16
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Other Daily Devotionals You Can Read Today:
- October 24, 2022 Your Daily Bible Verse for Monday
- October 24, 2022 Your Daily Prayer For Monday
- David Jeremiah 24th October 2022 Devotional || Turning Point
Today’s Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 25 October 2022
Why did Rehoboam abandon the word of the Lord and what were the consequences (vs.1‐5, 9)? To abandon the word of God for whatever reason is an invitation to disaster because it is a sin. For three years Rehoboam followed the law of God which brought prosperity to him and the people (11:17). But at the peak of his success, he abandoned the law of God and the result was disastrous. His success became a curse.
Similarly, our success can become the enemy of our faith and trust in God if not handled in the light of God’s word. God wants us to depend on Him, not on our strength, whether physically, financially, or intellectually. When everything is going well and we are succeeding in everything we do, it is easy to become proud and feel self‐sufficient or be tempted to think that it is because we are smart, forgetting that God is behind it all. What do vs.6‐8 teach us about God (cf. 7:14)? Read vs.9‐10. How do we behave like Rehoboam today? V.14 is the summary of Rehoboam’s life and the reason for his eventual downfall. God hates half‐hearted commitment (Revelation 3:15‐16).
So what? Have you been drifting away from God gradually? Return to Him today. He is ever ready to forgive you when you realise your mistakes, repent, and return to him in humility.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• O Lord, help me never to play with my relationship with you when all seems to go well with me.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Numbers 10:35; Esther 9, 10; Psalms 77
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