Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 19th September 2022 Devotional For Today, Monday: Message Written By James Banks (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Imaginative Faith

TOPIC: Imaginative Faith


KEY VERSE: The mountains and hills will burst into song before you. Isaiah 55:12

BIBLE IN A YEAR:  Ecclesiastes 1–3, 2 Corinthians 11:16–33

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 55:6–13

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; called on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsakee their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.f

Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.i

8 “For my thoughtsj are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your way and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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10 As the rain and the snowcome down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purposet for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into songw before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.y

13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briersz the myrtlea will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign,

that will endure forever.”

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: Reading the prophetic books can be challenging, because we must pay close attention to know who’s speaking. In Isaiah 55:1–5, God speaks; verses 6–7 mark a switch to Isaiah as the speaker. The prophet urges his listeners to heed God’s message. What’s that message? God invites everyone who is needy to “come, buy and eat!” (v. 1) and to “give ear and come to me” (v. 3). Isaiah reinforces this message by imploring the people to “seek the Lord while he may be found” (v. 6). This requires repentance: “Let the wicked forsake their ways,” including even “their thoughts” (v. 7). Left to ourselves, neither our actions nor our thoughts can please God (v. 8). For that, we need “the Holy One of Israel” (v. 5)—Jesus Himself.

OUR DAILY BREAD || SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2022 || MONDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

“Look, Papa! Those trees are waving at God!” As we watched young birches bending in the wind before an oncoming storm, my grandson’s excited observation made me smile. It also made me ask myself, Do I have that kind of imaginative faith?

Reflecting on the story of Moses and the burning bush, the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote that “Earth’s crammed with heaven, / And every common bush afire with God; / But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” God’s handiwork is evident all around us in the wonders of what He has made, and one day, when the earth is made new, we’ll see it like never before.

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God tells us about this day when He proclaims through the prophet Isaiah, “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12). Singing mountains? Clapping trees? Why not? Paul noted that “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).

Our Daily Bread 19 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Jesus once spoke of stones crying out (Luke 19:40), and His words echo Isaiah’s prophecy about what lies ahead for those who come to Him for salvation. When we look to Him with faith that imagines what only God can do, we’ll see His wonders continue forever!

REFLECT: What do you imagine the new earth will be like in God’s forever kingdom? How will you serve Him with imagination today?

PRAY: Loving God, I praise You that no one is more creative than You are! I look forward to seeing the wonder of all that You are and all that You can do!

For further study, read All Creation Sings.

Our Daily Bread 19 September 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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