Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today


Our Daily Bread 17 July 2022 Devotional For Today, Sunday: Message Written By Kenneth Petersen (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now 

TOPIC: Traveling Mercies

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 2:1–7

2 Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea,a w as the Lord had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.x

2 Then the Lord said to me,

3 “You have made your way around this hill country long enough;  now turn north. 4 Give the people these orders:z ‘You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful.

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Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

5 Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.

6 You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.’ ”

7 The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.

KEY VERSE: He has watched over your journey . . . and you have not lacked anything. – Deuteronomy 2:7

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 18–19; Acts 20:17–38

ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: As Moses led the Israelites into Canaan, they had to pass through the lands occupied by the Edomites and Moabites. Both nations were hostile to them, yet God forbade them from fighting them or taking over their lands because they were relatives. The Edomites were Esau’s descendants (Genesis 36:9) and the Moabites were Lot’s descendants (19:30–38).

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Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

As some two million Israelites moved across Edomite territory, God even ordered them to compensate the Edomites, their cousins, for the food and water they consumed (Deuteronomy 2:2–6). God’s grace for nations hostile to His people is seen in how He made provisions for the Edomites (and the Egyptians) in the Mosaic law, allowing them to worship Him too: “Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country” (23:7).



You might start your journey in the southwest United States in a dusty town called Why, Arizona. Heading cross-country would take you through Uncertain, Texas. Bearing northeast, you’d make a rest stop in Dismal, Tennessee. Ultimately, you’d reach your destination—Panic, Pennsylvania. These are real places across the landscape of America, though not likely a trip you’d ever choose to take.

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Sometimes this is exactly what the journey of life feels like. We easily identify with the Israelites’ tough life in the wilderness (Deuteronomy 2:7)—life can be hard. But do we see the other parallels? We create our own itinerary, turning from God’s way (1:42–43). Like the Israelites, we often grumble about getting our needs met (Numbers 14:2). In our daily fretting, we likewise doubt God’s purposes (v. 11). The story of the Israelites is repeated over and over in our own.

God assures us that if we follow His path, He’ll deliver us into a far better place than Dismal. He’ll provide and we’ll lack nothing we really need (Deuteronomy 2:7Philippians 4:19). Yet as much as we already know this, we often fail to do it. We need to follow God’s roadmap.

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Our Daily Bread 17th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

It’s a bit more of a drive, but another six hours by car would take you from the town of Panic to the place known as Assurance, West Virginia. If we let God direct our paths (Psalm 119:35), we’ll journey in joy with Him at the wheel—blessed assurance indeed!

REFLECT: What are some of the ways you’ve followed your own roadmap instead of God’s? What have you been fretting about?

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PRAY: Faithful God, help me rest in the assurance of Your direction.

Our Daily Bread || 17th July 2022 || ODB Today’s 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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