Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 January 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: Keep Holding on to God!
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, expose me to your truth as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 9: 1-12
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 January 2023
It seemed like Pharaoh was beginning to soften on account of the flies. He was willing to make a small concession, and he even asked for prayers (8:25, 28). However, once the problem ceased, so did his responsiveness. Another message from God followed (vs.2-3), and another plague. The death of all of Egypt’s domestic animals (v.6) was not enough to make a difference, even though Pharaoh saw the need to confirm that the Hebrews did not experience the same disaster (v.7).
Do we not behave like that ourselves? In times of serious problems, we draw close to God, but once the problem recedes, so does our devotion to Him! We are like children who pester their parents for something they need but forget all about them until the next need arises.
The next need arose very quickly for Pharaoh with the plague of boils. This time, even his eminent doctors were in bed as patients (v.11). We often encounter little Pharaohs who exercise tyrannical authority over the children of God in our days. Do you not wish that God would demonstrate His power against them in this way? Just be patient. The day is coming when He will!
So what? Praise God today on the basis of Psalm 37:1-5.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 141:2
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Genesis 46, 47, Psalms 21
Thanks for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide 26 January 2023 | Devotional