Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 March 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: There is hope!
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Joel 3:1-21
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 4: Is there any promise for me to believe or hope for?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 9 March 2023
Joel concluded this book with how God would judge some of the nations that contributed to His people’s suffering.
From here, one can almost conclude that the “locusts” earlier discussed in the book could also refer to the armies of these nations. Read again what they did to God’s people in vs.2b-3, 5-6. Does this describe what happens in many of our nations? The strategy God is going to apply here is to strengthen His people to now fight back to reclaim all the captured resources – man, material, mineral (vs.7-8). Power shall change hands and God’s people shall now capture their former captors.
No wonder then that the Prophet calls his people to war (vs.9-16), with words of encouragement that they are fully backed by God (v.16). What a wonderful note of blessings the prophecy is concluding with (vs.17-21)! Apart from Tyre, Sidon and all the Philistines (v.4), the Egyptians and the descendants of Esau (v.19) shall have their own share of God’s recompense for all the evils they did to His people. What comfort should this be for us?
And so? Are you passing through any trouble? Are you under any oppression, human or spiritual? How could 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7 be of comfort to you or someone else known to you? Read and share!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Turn v.18 into a special prayer of blessings for Africa today.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PRAYER FOCUS: IN GOD WE TRUST
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. – Psalm 118:8
THANK GOD FOR:
► The constant encouragement God has given us in His word to trust in Him.
► Promising us that He will always be with us as we fully depend on Him.
► Grace to learn to be still especially when situations are contrary.
► Spiritual strength and faith to believe that God can work all things according to the counsel of His will.
► Deliberate decision to delight ourselves in the Lord, commit our ways to Him and trust Him no matter the situation or circumstances.
► All forms of anxiety and fear that come when we think God is no more able to do as He has promised.
► Failing to trust our God who is ever faithful.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Romans 8:1
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Numbers 9, John 21