Scripture Union 17th August 2022 Daily Guide Message for Wednesday– Divine Direction
Scripture Union 17th August 2022 Daily Guide for Wednesday
TOPIC: Divine Direction
OPENING PRAYER: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 45: 16 – 46:7
Scripture Union 17th August 2022 Daily Guide Message
The family of Joseph were to be relocated to Egypt. Notice the kindness of Pharaoh to Joseph, and to his relations though it was a time of scarcity. He engaged Joseph to bring his father down to Egypt and promised to provide them with all that would make their stay comfortable.
The brothers returned to their father with the report that Joseph was alive and not only that, but a key leader in Egypt! How would you have felt if you were Jacob? Believe or sceptical? Read Genesis 46:1‐4 again. The journey of Jacob and his family to Egypt was a very decisive one.
Indeed, Jacob’s migration was not prompted by Joseph’s invitation; it was divinely authorized (46:3‐4). The stay in Egypt was only to be temporary; indeed, it was part of the divine purpose (see 15:13‐14). What does Jacob’s sacrifices at Beersheba remind us of?
The importance of waiting on the Lord and seeking His face in any endeavour we undertake cannot be overemphasized. God rewarded Jacob with a vision in the night by which he was assured of His guidance on the trip and stay in Egypt. Time spent in the presence of the Lord is extremely rewarding and must never be exchanged for anything.
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• “Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but Thou art mighty, Hold me with Thy powerful hand. Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more”.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Ezekiel 11:19
One Year Bible Reading Plan
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
GOD’S FAITHFULNESS IN UYO REGION
… .He named it Ebenezer saying, hitherto hath the Lord helped us.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ His love, care, protection and goodness over us in Uyo Region so far.
☀ Successes recorded in all our programmes throughout last year.
☛ More commitment of the leaders and members to God and the work as they live daily with eternity in view.
☛ Success in all the outlined programmes for the year.
☛ The Lord to remain our sun and shield in healing all the many health challenges experienced by members.
☛ More financial supplies for the outlined programmes and projects of the Region throughout the year.
⚠ Spiritual and financial dryness in the Region.
⚠ Incessant communal crises with its attendant setback in some parts of the Region.
Scripture Union 17th August 2022 Daily Guide. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. Scripture Union 17th August 2022 Daily Guide