Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th May 2023 Tuesday Devotional
TODAY’S TOPIC: THE ATONEMENT MONEY
Opening Prayer: As I read your word O Lord, grant me an insight and grace to do your will in Jesus name.
Scripture: Exodus 30:1-16
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 16th May 2023 Tuesday Outline
Incense, (vs.1-10) symbolizes prayer, (compare Psalms 141:2; Revelations 8:3-4). This is one of God’s gracious provisions for meeting with us at the level of our needs (Hebrews 4:16). Notice the daily responsibility God gave to Aaron in vs.7-9. What caution can you see in v.9 and does that relate with what God requires from us today?
The atonement sacrifice was to be done once a year and it must be holy before the Lord. No other atonement is required today – the death of Jesus Christ brought an end to the yearly atonement (refer to Hebrews 10:19-22)
Note that both the rich and the poor were to make the same offering during the census (vs.11-16). It was a ransom everyone could afford. Similarly, in Jesus Christ as our ransom before God, the rich do not have any advantage over the poor.
At the foot of the cross, all are equal. Notice here that the poor were not exempted from paying because they were poor. In the same way, all of us should contribute, as we are able, to the Lord’s work.
So what? We should be eternally grateful that Jesus paid the debt of sin that we could never have paid (see Psalm 49:7-8).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for dying to set me free.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 28:3
One Year Bible Reading Plan
1Samuel 27, 28, Matthew 12
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN
PRAYER FOCUS: FAMILY COMMITMENT
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:3
THANK GOD FOR:
► SU families who are not only committed to God, but also to their families.
► The promises of God to help and save us and our families.
► Continuous dedication of families to God as they deliberately walk in God’s statutes.
► Deliberate commitment to God and the family by all the members of the family.
► Enduring patience, forgiveness and love more so as we see the day appearing.
► Compromising spiritual standards in order to compete with the world.
► Failing to teach reproof, correct and train up our progeny in righteousness as commanded by the Lord.
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