Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July 2022 – Dishonest Agreement!

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Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July 2022
Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July 2022 Devotional Message for Thursday– Alone with God

SU Daily Guide 7 July 2022 Devotional for Thursday

TOPIC: Dishonest Agreement!

OPENING PRAYER: Sanctify my life dear Lord as I study your word in Jesus name.

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 34:1‐31

Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July 2022 MESSAGE

Dinah appeared to be the only daughter of Jacob. While visiting other women of the land, she was raped by Shechem. Although Shechem had done a great evil, unlike some men who dump young girls after raping them, he was prepared to marry Dinah (vs.3‐4; cf. 2 Samuel 13:8‐19). Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July

Jacob had received forgiveness from his brother Esau. Now he faces the test of having to forgive someone else. Do you think he was right to wait until his sons returned from the field (v.5)? After all, he as father, and not his sons, had the authority to act. How do you compare Jacob, as a father, to Hamor (vs.5,6 & 8)?

There is a saying, “like father like son.” Jacob’s sons, like Jacob, deceived the men of Shechem (see Genesis 27:24). Theirs was vengeful and not holy war. God says, “vengeance is mine” (Deuteronomy 32:35). What Shechem had done did not warrant such brutal retaliation. As a consequence of what Simeon and Levi did, they missed Jacob’s blessing (see Genesis 49:5‐7). Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 July 2022

The Canaanites were willing to be circumcised to satisfy their greed. Many people today have been drawn into false religion because of such an attitude to worldly gain. See Paul’s advice in 1 Timothy 6:6‐10. Always seek God’s approval before entering any joint venture, even when the other party is also a Christian.

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

Closing Prayer
• Pray against all forms of sexual violence against women and children.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 7:8 ‐ 9

One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Kings 12‐14; Psalms 62.

NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN

Thu, 07-Jul-2022

PRAYER FOCUS

EXTEND MERCY
Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you has a grievance against someone, forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13

THANK GOD FOR:
☀ Giving us His nature of extending ceaseless mercy, even when people don’ t deserve it.
☀ Mercy and truth which guide our faith and all we do in Scripture Union.

PRAY FOR:
☛ Scripture Union Brethren to continue to teach the need for righteousness, mercy and honor in all our formations. ☛ The fear of the Lord to help us as we relate with one another in our amilies, churches and fellowships. ☛ Grace for brethren to forgive erring Brethren who have confessed and truly repented.

PRAY AGAINST:
⚠ Hardness of hearts that will make erring brethren refuse to repent.
⚠ Unforgivness of hearts that will make brethren continue to count on people’s faults even after they have repented and changed.

Scripture Union Daily Guide 7 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 7 July 2022.