Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 1 October 2022 Devotional For Today, Saturday: Message Written By  John Blase (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Look at the Fruit

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TOPIC:  Look at the Fruit

KEY VERSE: By their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:16

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 11–13 ||  Ephesians 4

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:  Matthew 7:15–20

15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothingbut inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

1By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?z

17 Likewiseevery good tree bears good fruitbut a bad tree bears bad fruit

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruitand a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

 20 Thusby their fruit you will recognize them.

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

OCTOBER 1, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: The problem of false teachers that Jesus addressed in Matthew 7 troubled the early church, as evidenced throughout the New Testament. Peter reinforced Jesus’ words with his own comments in 2 Peter 2:1: “There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.”

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The apostle Paul used strong words of condemnation for those who would misrepresent the gospel, saying, “If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:9). Anyone who perverts the message of God’s good news is accursed, the Greek term anathema, which means “dedicated to destruction.” Additionally, the entire letter of Jude appears to have been written as an argument against false teachers.

OUR DAILY BREAD || OCTOBER 1ST , 2022 || SATURDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

“Will the real [person’s name] please stand up?” That’s the familiar line at the end of the game show To Tell the Truth. A panel of four celebrities asks questions of three individuals claiming to be the same person. Of course, two are impostors, but it’s up to the panel to discern the actual person. In one episode, the celebrities tried to guess “the real Johnny Marks,” who wrote the lyrics to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The celebrities found out how difficult it was to figure out who’s who, even when asking good questions. Impostors finagled the truth, which made for entertaining television.

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Discerning who’s who when it comes to “false teachers” is a far cry from television game show antics, but it can be equally as challenging and is infinitely more important.

The “ferocious wolves” often come to us in “sheep’s clothing,” and Jesus warns even the wise among us to “watch out” (Matthew 7:15). The best test is not so much good questions, but good eyes. Look at their fruit, for that’s how you’ll recognize them (vv. 16–20).

Our Daily Bread 1st October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

 

Scripture gives us assistance in seeing good and bad fruit. The good looks like “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23). We’ve got to pay close attention, for wolves play by deception. But as believers, who are filled with the Spirit, we serve the real Good Shepherd, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

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REFLECT: When have you met a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Apply the “look for the fruit” test to that experience and now what do you see?

PRAY: Great Shepherd, give me eyes and ears to look and listen for good fruit.

Our Daily Bread 1 October 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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