Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)


Our Daily Bread For Today 16th March 2022 Devotional, Wednesday Message Written By Poh Fang Chia (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB  Daily Reading

TOPIC: Thanks, but No Thanks

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ezra 4:1–5,24

KEY VERSE: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. – 2 Corinthians 6:14

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Deuteronomy 28–29; Mark 14:54–72

TODAY’S INSIGHT: The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther are considered the “post-exilic” narratives of the Old Testament. The previous narratives found in the books of Kings and Chronicles described the conditions that led to the people of Judah being given over to the discipline of exile in Babylon. Now, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther pick up the story, describing the events following the conclusion of Judah’s seventy years in captivity. As such, they present three different pictures with three different priorities.

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)

In Ezra, the theme is the rebuilding of the broken-down temple that Nebuchadnezzar had left in ruins upon defeating and sacking Jerusalem. Nehemiah’s focus was reestablishing the security of the returning exiles by rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls. The book of Esther gives a view of what was happening among those Jews who’d remained behind in the land of their captivity. Each book describes circumstances filled with challenges and struggles.



A Christian school for autistic children in India received a big donation from a corporation. After checking that there were no strings attached, they accepted the money. But later, the corporation requested to be represented on the school board. The school director returned the money. She refused to allow the values of the school to be compromised. She said, “It’s more important to do God’s work in God’s way.”

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There are many reasons to decline help, and this is one of them. In the Bible we see another. When the exiled Jews returned to Jerusalem, King Cyrus commissioned them to rebuild the temple (Ezra 3). When their neighbors said, “Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God” (4:2), the leaders of Israel declined.

Our Daily Bread 16 March 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today (Wednesday)

They concluded that by accepting the offer of help, the integrity of the temple rebuilding project might have been compromised and idolatry could have crept into their community since their neighbors also worshiped idols. The Israelites made the right decision, as their “neighbors” then did all they could to discourage the building.

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With the help of the Holy Spirit and the counsel of wise believers in Jesus, we can develop discernment. We can also be confident to say no to friendly offers that may hide subtle spiritual dangers because God’s work done in His way will never lack His provision.

Our Daily Bread 16 January 2022 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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Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer 

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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