Scripture Union (SU) Daily Guide 1st May 2021 – Our God Is A Ready Helper
You are reading Today’s Scripture Union SU Daily Guide Devotional for 1st May 2021. May the entrance of His word give you Light and Understanding. Amen.
TOPIC: OUR GOD IS A READY HELPER
Opening Prayer: May my heart, O Lord, be receptive to your word as I meditate on it.
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 12:1-22
Question(s) for Reflection:
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• What is God revealing to me in this passage?
TODAY’S OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION (SU) DAILY GUIDE 1 MAY 2021
God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. Notice how God raises loyal friends and army officers from Saul’s own family to align with David to fulfil God’s purpose in Israel. Why would Saul’s men join David and be loyal to him? God is at work to fulfil His overall plan here. The men may have observed the withdrawal of God’s blessing upon Saul and realised that David is the chosen vessel of God.
Working against him would mean working against God. Do our politicians sometimes work against the purpose of God because of personal gains? Notice what David said to them (v.17). He knew he needed to discern where the people stood. How did he confirm that (v.18)? He handed his battle over to God first and the Lord confirmed this through His spirit and through one of the people (v. 18)?
Notice additional interventions by God (vs.20-22). God raised these men right on time to help when David really needed them. They were courageous and determined to defeat the enemy. It is a reminder that our God is always right on time. He knows what we need and provides in the nick of time.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Lord, please help me remember that you are always right on time. Teach me to relax in you.
• Pray that God will sustain all Christian literature and Bible printers and publishers.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Num. 9-11; Rev. 18
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union (SU) Daily Guide 1st May 2021. God bless you!