Scripture Union Daily Guide 27th January 2024 || The Day of the Lord
Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 January 2024 (Saturday)
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TODAY’S TOPIC: THE DAY OF THE LORD!
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: AMOS 5:18-27
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 27 January 2024
The people had not heeded the earlier call to repentance (vs.6,14, and 15), but appeared to be looking forward to the Day of the Lord (v.18). Hence the Day of the Lord will bring sorrow from which they will surely not escape (vs.19-20).
They had assumed that provided they were carrying out their religious duties, bringing offerings to God, all will be well with them. But they were proved wrong (vs.21-23). God does not delight in sacrifices that are not from a humble and repentant heart (Psalm 51:17). We too may make the same mistake today. We may fail to heed God’s call for repentance and yielding our lives to Jesus (Revelation 3:20).
It is wrong to think that if we only attend Church regularly, sing praises to God, pay our tithes and offerings, we would be prepared for the Day of our Lord’s return, and even long for that day. We would meet the same fate as the Israelites (v.18b).
What does v.25 tell us about God? Similarly, we are saved by grace through faith and not by works so that no one may boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). But the way we live must show that we have been saved (v.21).
Memorise v.24. How can you make sure that this is fulfilled in your home, workplace, or church?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for a spiritual revival in your country.
Prayer for the week
• Pray for good governance in Nigeria • Pray that our leaders will remember that they will stand before God to give account of their stewardship someday.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 127:3
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Daily Bible Reading Plan: Day 27- Genesis 43-45
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN JANUARY 27, 2024
JESUS OUR ANCHOR
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one 2Thess 3:3
THANK GOD FOR:
• Making all that concern us secured in the Saviour’s hand
• Being our anchor in the time of storm
• Faith to anchor in Jesus during challenging moments • Strength to stand unwavering against all odds • Protection of all His children always
• The spirit of fear or any other means the devil wants to use to pull us down