Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 July 2022 Devotional Message for Sunday– Flee
SU Daily Guide 24th July 2022 Devotional for Sunday
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 39:1‐23
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 July 2022 MESSAGE
If yesterday’s account of Judah was bad news and a serious warning, today’s return to the story of Joseph is good news with important lessons to treasure. Joseph, the slave boy, had prospered in Egypt because “the Lord was with him” (v.2). How many times in today’s passage can you identify this phrase?
It is common for people who prosper to forget God and live carelessly, but Joseph proved himself different. In yesterday’s passage, Judah looked for sin; in today’s, we must learn that sin can look for us in the form of diverse temptations. For young, virile Joseph, it was a temptation of sexual sin. Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 July 2022
Notice how desperate Potiphar’s wife was (vs.7,10, 11‐12) and Joseph’s basis of refusal (v.9b). Whether we go out to look for sin or sin comes pursuing us, there is only one remedy: we must flee. See 1 Corinthians 6:18‐20; 3:16‐17. For the second time, Joseph’s coat or cloak was used to lie against him (vs.13‐15).
In both cases, Joseph ended up in unpleasant circumstances. Obedience to the Lord can sometimes land us in troubled waters. It landed Joseph in prison. However, even there, God was with him and is using all these to prepare him for the future.
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Is there any warning for me to heed?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 July 2022 Closing Prayer
• Pray for grace to overcome every temptation that comes your way.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 Thessalonians 2:11 ‐ 12
One Year Bible Reading Plan
Micah 6, 7; Psalms 69.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace along with those who call on the Lord for a pure heart.
THANK GOD FOR:
☀ The timely warning on passions and youthful lusts and what we should do to them.
☀ The righteousness of God that enables us to live holy lives.
☛ SU youths and other Christian youths that God will keep reminding them to submit to God and to resist the devil.
☛ Humility and teachable spirits for them to learn from elders how they overcame the devil’ s temptation.
☛ Grace for our young people to set their minds on things above despite the distractions they see daily.
⚠ Lustful thoughts and desires that surround our young people lately.
⚠ Temptation to continue in sin hoping that grace will abound.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 24 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 24 July 2022