Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 February 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: God’s Demands Are Non-negotiable
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Exodus 10:1-20
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 8 February 2023
By now, if I were Moses, I would have been discouraged and thoroughly fed up with the continuous but fruitless interactions with Pharaoh and his stubborn officials. Read vs.1-2 and observe three purposes of all these. First God had not finished with His miraculous deeds among the people of Egypt. Second, God also wanted His people to have rich and colourful stories to pass on to their descendants about His deeds in Egypt.
Third, God in all His deeds just wanted His people to know Him more (v.2). No wonder Moses was not tired of doing God’s bidding all the time. God’s work becomes more interesting and less boring when you know very clearly you are acting under His instructions. There may appear to be some monotony or repetition sometimes, but the fact that we are hearing from God makes it worthy of our time.
What specific message did Moses and Aaron have for Pharaoh this time around (vs.3-6)? Notice how the Egyptian officials took the message (v.7) and how Pharaoh approached the impending plague of swarm of locusts (vs.8-11). Many troubles we face are caused by our leaders who refuse God’s counsel. How was this true of Pharaoh according to vs.12-20?
And So? Stand your ground. Never negotiate with the devil.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
No one can play games with God and get away with it. Do you toy with God’s grace and mercy? Ask the Lord for grace to live a life of obedience.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Genesis 12:2
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Exodus 21,22, Matthew 4
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