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Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 May 2024: God Cannot Be Confined!

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 May 2024: God Cannot Be Confined!

Daily Guide Devotional For Today 27th May 2024 (Monday)

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!

TOPIC: GOD CANNOT BE CONFINED!
Opening Prayer:
Lord, let the light of your word shine into my life as I meditate on your word.
SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 66:1-11

Question(s) for Reflection
* Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
* Q2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
* Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 May 2024 Outline:

In this passage, God responds to two erroneous beliefs and practices in Israel. The Israelites were seeing the temple as though it were God’s house to which He is confined and their sacrifices as what make God happy. What was God’s response to such thinking (vs.1-4)? Compare v.1 with 1 Kings 8:27 and Amos 5:4-5.

When we think of our church auditoria (“the house of God”), “Prayer Mountains” or campgrounds as the only places where we can find God and think that God accepts us because of our religious activities, we are guilty of the same error. God is everywhere. The dwelling place which He seeks most is a humble and contrite heart (v.3b; cf. Revelation 3:20; Isaiah 57:15) and the sacrifice that He most desires of us is obedience (1 Samuel 15:22).

Religious compliances without corresponding obedience to God’s word are like abominable sacrifices to Him (v.3a).

In vs.7-9, God promises a quick restoration of Jerusalem, comparable to that of childbirth. This calls for rejoicing (vs.10-11). How we also need such quick intervention in our individual, family, church, and national situations.

Practice/Word Application
What next? Have you been trusting God for some divine intervention? Don’t give up! He is faithful. He will do it soon (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
* Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
Lord, help me to seek to be more obedient to your word rather than engaging in mere external religious endeavours.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Jeremiah 31:3
“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 148 -Psalms 111-118

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN 27 MAY 2024

PRAYER FOCUS
NATIONAL CHILDREN’ DAY

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3

THANK GOD FOR:
* He loves and cherishes every child
* He designed them with a purpose, and gave them unique personalities that contribute meaningfully to their families, communities and our world

PRAY FOR:
* Reveal himself to them and show them His love
* Lead them to know Him and find salvation in Jesus Christ
* Visit, heal all those who are traumatized as a result of abuse, rejection, hunger, etc
* Bring people into their lives that will know, love and protect them and help them develop into their full potential so they can thrive today and into the future

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 May 2024: God Cannot Be Confined!

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