Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July 2022 – Do Not Be Jealous of Your Brother

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– Esau’s Descendants

SU Daily Guide 21st July 2022 Devotional for Thursday

TOPIC: Do Not Be Jealous of Your Brother

OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 37:12‐36

Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July 2022 MESSAGE

Note Joseph’s obedience and his diligence (vs.14‐17). Shepherds often go to distant locations or jungles for days (even weeks), finding pasture for their animals. This is risky (wild animals, hostile neighbours, and cattle rustlers). Joseph did not give up and return home when he did not find his brothers in Shechem.

Rather he continued toward Dothan. Shechem was about 50 miles from the valley of Hebron where Jacob’s home was, and Dothan was another fifteen miles away. On seeing Joseph approaching, notice what his brothers decided to do (v.18) and why (vs.19‐20)?

Reuben did not fully agree with the conspiracy and offered another suggestion (vs.21‐22). Why do you think Reuben tried to save Joseph? Joseph was later thrown into a well and eventually sold as a slave. Note that to gain advantage over his brother, someone once used goat’s skin to deceive his father. Now, his favourite son’s robe is covered with goats’ blood to deceive him (vs.31‐33). Hatred, deceit and lies always bring sorrow (vs.34‐35).

Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?

Practice/Word Application
So: Jealousy if unchecked grows and leads to grievous sin(s).

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July Closing Prayer
• “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me”.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with John 14:13

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Jonah 1‐4.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Thu, 21-Jul-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

WATCH YOUR HEART (GUARD)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.
Matthew 6:21

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The new heart and new spirit we received at repentance.
☀ The word of God that renews our hearts daily.

PRAY FOR:
☛ The Lord to help us guard our hearts daily as the condition is critical in our walk with the Lord.
☛ Grace to let our hearts delight in the ways of the Lord daily.
☛ A stead-fast spirit to continue in this Christian race despite all the discouragements we meet on the way.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Keeping away from Christian fellowships where we share the love of God and testimonies.
⚠ Lack of diligence that will make us not remember God’s word that will keep us steadfast in the faith.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 21 July 2022. 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 Daily Guide 21 July 2022