Read Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 November 2022 Devotional Message. Go through Question(s) for Reflection, Practice/Word Application and One Year Bible Reading Plan. God bless you as you continue reading…
TOPIC: Praise As A Warfare Weapon
OPENING PRAYER: Help me to understand the exceeding greatness of your power as I read through this passage, dear Lord.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Chronicles 20: 20‐37
Scripture Union 21 November 2022 Daily Guide Today Message
Yesterday, we noted the instructions God gave Jehoshaphat through Jahaziel, particularly v.17. Today, the instruction is carried out. Notice the first steps the king takes (v.21). What a strange way to go into battle. Without a fight, they return home victorious! They become mere spectators of the battle between God and the foreign army and clearing agents of the booties the Lord provided.
There is power in praise. It is a mighty tool in the hand of every believer and it guarantees victory no matter the magnitude of our challenge. Recall the case of Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16:25‐27; see also Psalm 50:23 and Joshua 6:1‐21).
The Ammonites are not the only people impacted by Jehoshaphat’s extraordinary victory (see vs.29‐30). It is regrettable that king Jehoshaphat made a trade alliance with Ahaziah, the wicked king of Israel (vs.35‐37). How did God handle the deal? See the warning in 1 Corinthians 10:12.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any command for me to obey?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
So what? Make sure you are not trapped into any doubtful alliance in business or because of your social status.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Thank you, dear Lord, for the seen and unseen victory you continually grant us.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Exodus 33:14
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Romans 14, 15; Proverbs 15.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
KEEP ME TRUE
And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Being our refuge and our strong tower against all our adversaries.
☀ The peace of God we enjoy as we continue to live for Him and serve Him.
☛ SU brethren to remain steadfast in all they do, so that they will receive the crown of life when the Master returns.
☛ God’ s mercy and help to continue in the faith till the last whistle is blown by our Maker.
☛ Grace that our brethren remain watchful, stand firm and continue in faith till the end.
⚠ Anxiety that makes us feel God has forgotten or forsaken us.
⚠ Fear of the devil and his agents in threatening to kill the body of Christ.
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