Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 March 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 March 2023 | Devotional

Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 March 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: The Day of the Lord

Opening Prayer: Lord, I pray that you lead me into your truth as I meditate on your word in Jesus name.

Scripture: Joel 1:1-20

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
• Q 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?

Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 6 March 2023

The message of prophesies in Scripture are not just words of the prophets but of the living God who sent them to speak on His behalf (v.1). The message of Joel is not just for one generation as we can see from v.3 (read it). We can bear in mind that the message is also for us. What is so important about this message that it should concern us? V.4 paints a picture of great devastation through the invasion of plagues. This is not just imaginary. The plague of locusts came to pass.

While one cannot conclude that it is for the same reason, we are familiar with devastation of crops and livelihood that locusts can cause as recently experienced by some East African countries. The day of the Lord (v.15) is not a calendar day as we know it but reference to whenever God judges His people in various ways. The message of Joel for Judah as a nation called for repentance and he was specific about what to repent of. Read v.5 again. The sin of the nation is not limited to drunkenness.

There must be other things to repent of. Vs.6-12 paint a picture of complete devastation and distress. This was to call people to repentance. Repentance must begin with acknowledgement of sins and being sorry for them. This is what lamentation is about. These things are written in scripture for our benefit. Let us examine ourselves, repent and return to the Lord.

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
To you, O Lord, I call. Have mercy upon my beloved nation and our continent of Africa.


I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works… – Psalms 9:1

► His protection over our staff, especially the drivers as they drive along the roads.
► His presence, provisions and protections for the MD, his team and especially the guest houses, that He has not allowed robbers or any form of attack.

► God’s continued sustenance and provisions for SUPB, for more open doors and increased patronage of their products and guest houses.
► Divine wisdom for the management to continue to lead the company aright. For also the E-publishings and the E-notes, to become popular and massively patronised.
► God’s protection and strength for all the staff, the press as they prepare the DRN and COFO as they produce and distribute.
► The expansion of Okigwe and Enugu business units and for God’s care for every staff in those branches.

► Equipment break downs.
► Bad government policies that might affect the SUPB operations.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 3:12

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 3, 4, Psalms 35, John 18

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