Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 October 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: The Burden against Moab
Opening Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 15:1-16:14
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 8: Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 29 October 2023
The Moabites were the descendants of an incestuous relationship between Lot and one of his daughters (Genesis 19:30-38). Moab had a connection with Israel in at least three ways: Lot was Abraham’s nephew, Ruth, an ancestress of King David, (and later of the Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 1:5) was a Moabite and thirdly, David entrusted his father and mother to the protection of the king of Moab when he was a fugitive from Saul (1 Samuel 22:3-4). The people of Moab later became a great nation, and, at times, they were great enemies of Israel (see for example Numbers 22-25, Judges 3:12-30).
Notice the sin that Moab committed, and which attracted God’s judgment (16:6-12; see also Jeremiah 48:1-13). Pride always goes before a fall and God does not share His glory with idols. No one is immune to pride. The attacks on Moab came through its villages (15:1-2) which resulted in a nation-wide mourning (15:2b-4). Even God mourned for Moab (15:5-8). This passage parallels Jeremiah 48. See Moabites’ experiences as refugees in 15:9; 16:1-2. What is their state like? What advice does God have for those nations hosting the refugees in 16:3-5?
Thought: That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.” James 4:6 Prayer: Dear God, save us from pride.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Judges 6:16
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Psalms 87‐89; Proverbs 4
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 29TH OCTOBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: WATCHING AND WAITING
Wait for the Lord; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
THANK GOD FOR:
► The encouragement we have through His word
►His faithfulness for He never fails
►Brethren who are believing God for spiritual, physical, emotional and financial breakthrough, for grace to wait despite the difficulties and challenges of life
►Every spirit of impatience, that may ruin our whole spiritual testimony