Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 October 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: Prophecy about Cush
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 18:1-7
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 31 October 2023
Observe the description of the land and its people (vs.1-2). The correct location of Cush (Ethiopia) is not clear and could cover the entire region spanning modern day Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. Significantly, there is no rebuke or judgment against Cush announced in this chapter. Read vs.3-6 and notice the apparent rejection of Judah’s alliance with Cush by God, “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place…” God is more than able to deal with the Assyrians Himself.
If He had wanted to muster an army against Assyria, He would have raised a banner or sounded a trumpet (v.3). But for now, He can take His rest without the help of the Cushites.
Reflect on vs.5-6. How will the Assyrians look like once God has dealt with them? Isaiah announces a day when the Cushites will come and worship the LORD and bring gifts to Him, to Mount Zion (v.7). How does this compare with Acts 8:26-40? Mount Zion, here referred to as “the place of the name of the Lord of hosts” was formerly called the city of David (2 Samuel 5:7; 1 Kings 8:1). But all believers have come to a new Mount Zion, described as the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God (Hebrews 12:22-24).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
I bring the sacrifice of praise to you Lord, the King of kings and the Ruler of the whole universe. Blessed be your name, O God!
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Judges 6:23
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Psalms 94‐96; Proverbs 6.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 31ST OCTOBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: THANK YOU, LORD
Rejoice in the Lord always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16-18
THANK GOD FOR:
►His mercies, love, protection and care for us this month
►Helping us to make progress in our walk with him this month
►A better walk and fellowship with God and man the rest of our lives
►Spiritual strength and faith to do all things according to God’s plan for our lives
►Every plan of the devil to distract us