Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 March 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: Call for Repentance to Avoid Disaster
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Joel 2:1-17
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 5: Is there any warning for me to heed?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 March 2023
When locusts invaded some East African countries in 2020, several people were affected, especially farmers whose crops were literally eaten up. Food production and sustainability is a global concern. Most times in our world, it is poor and vulnerable people who are most affected. Wealthy people tend to use money to avoid disasters. In today’s passage, no one is ok left out of the disaster that comes as God’s judgment.
The nation and all peoples were affected by ‘the day of the Lord’ which is a visitation of deadly consuming locusts that spared no one. In this case, because the Lord is the commander of the locusts as judgment, money or status could not save anyone. The remedy is repentance, genuine repentance (see vs.12-13a). All are called to repentance including elders, children, bridegrooms, brides, priests and ministers (see vs.16-17).
Friends, we do not need to wait to see disasters such as the one in this text before we turn to the Lord in repentance. Let it begin now and with us, with me.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
‘Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.’ (Psalm 139: 23-24)
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PRAYER FOCUS: GENUINE REPENTANCE
Therefore I will Judge you, O house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your sins. Don’t let them destroy you. – Ezekiel 18:30
THANK GOD FOR:
► The plan of God for salvation of every soul.
► The timely warning to repent and turn away from sin as they will destroy anybody who continues in it.
► The genuine repentance of our churches, families and friends so they can receive the help of God.
► The mercy of God to lead people to repentance daily as we go out on evangelism.
► Grace and humility that our lives will show the Christ we are carrying, so it will help people to repent.
► Presumption on the riches of God’s kindness and patience, thereby continuing in sin.
► Pride that will make us refuse to turn away from all our ways that do not bring glory to the name of our God.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Hebrews 13:5
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 5, 6, John 19