Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread | 11th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread | 11th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread | 11th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread | 11th December 2021 Devotional

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Our Daily Bread For Today 11 December 2021 Devotional, Saturday Message Written By Julie Schwab (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB Reading

TOPIC: Caring for Those in Need

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 15:7–11

KEY VERSE: I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. – Deuteronomy 15:11

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Hosea 5–8Revelation 2

TODAY’S INSIGHT: Before the Israelites crossed to the promised land, God gave them some final commands, one of which addressed how to treat the poor. This involved forgiving debts of fellow Israelites every seven years (Deuteronomy 15:1) to prevent any of them from becoming poor (v. 4). It’s even noted that no one would be poor in the land if they faithfully obeyed God and all His commands (Vv. 4–5). However, God knew that this mandate could cause bitterness to sprout if an Israelite asked for a loan when those seven years were coming to an end, for the lender would be wary knowing he would likely have a larger amount of debt to forgive. So God warned them that harboring resentment would cause them to be guilty of sin (v. 9), but He also reassured them that they’d be blessed if they gave generously (Vv. 6, 10).

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OUR DAILY BREAD READING FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

Elvis Summers answered the door to find Smokey, a frail woman who stopped by regularly to ask for empty cans to return for cash. This money was her primary source of income. Elvis got an idea. “Could you show me where you sleep?” he asked. Smokey led him to a narrow patch of dirt about two feet wide next to a house. Moved by compassion, Summers built her a “tiny house”—a simple shelter that provided space for her to sleep safely. Summers ran with the idea. He started a GoFundMe page and teamed with local churches to provide land to build more shelters for others who were homeless.

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Throughout the Bible, God’s people are reminded to care for those in need. When God spoke through Moses to prepare the Israelites to enter the promised land, He encouraged them to “be openhanded and freely lend [to the poor] whatever they need” (Deuteronomy 15:8).

Our Daily Bread 11th December 2021

This passage also noted that “there will always be poor people in the land” (v. 11). We don’t have to go far to see this is true. As God compassionately called the Israelites “to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites” (v. 11), we too can find ways to help those in need.

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Everyone needs food, shelter, and water. Even if we don’t have much, may God guide us to use what we do have to help others. Whether it’s sharing a sandwich or a warm winter coat, small things can make a big difference!

REFLECT: Who do you know or have seen that may be in need of help today? What can you do to help?

Our Daily Bread | 11th December 2021 Devotional

PRAY: Jesus, help me to find ways I can help those around me. Please give me a generous heart.

Our Daily Bread 11 December 2021 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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