Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today


Our Daily Bread 20th September 2022 Devotional For Today, Tuesday: Message Written By  冯得恩 (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Reckless Decisions

TOPIC: Reckless Decisions

KEY VERSE:  Because you did not trust in me . . . , you will not bring this community into the land. Numbers 20:12

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ecclesiastes 4–6,, 2 Corinthians 12

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Numbers 20:1–12

20 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin,k and they stayed at Kadesh.l There Miriam died and was buried.

2 Now there was no watern for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.

3 They quarrelled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the Lord!s

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4 Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this wilderness,t that we and our livestock should die here?

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

5 Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates.v And there is no water to drink!

6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown,y and the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

7 The Lord said to Moses,

8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water  You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

9 So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him.

10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?

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11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”i

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT:  It’s sometimes debated why Moses was judged so harshly when frustration against the Israelites after decades of their frequent rebellion is understandable (Numbers 20:10–20). One interpretation is that Moses’ words (“must we bring you water” v. 10) seemed to take the credit for the miracle himself, almost like pagan magicians might portray themselves as having godlike powers. Another interpretation is that his question was rhetorical, implying he didn’t believe God could or would provide water from a rock. Yet what we know is that God said Moses failed to “trust in [Him] enough to honor [Him] as holy in the sight of the Israelites” (v. 12).



As a teen, I was driving way too fast trying to follow my friend to his home after a high school basketball practice. It was raining hard, and I was having a hard time keeping up with his car.

Suddenly, my wipers cleared the watery windshield only to reveal my friend’s sedan stopped in front of me! I slammed on the brakes, slid off the street, and struck a large tree. My car was destroyed. Later I awoke in the comatose ward of a local hospital. While by God’s grace I survived, my reckless ways had proved to be very costly.

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Moses made a reckless decision that cost him greatly. His poor choice, however, involved a lack of water—not too much of it (as in my case).

The Israelites were without water in the Desert of Zin, and “the people gathered in opposition to Moses” (Numbers 20:2). God told the frazzled leader to speak to a rock and it would “pour out its water” (v. 8). Instead, he “struck the rock twice” (v. 11). God said, “Because you did not trust in me . . . , you will not [enter the promised land]” (v. 12).

Our Daily Bread 20 September 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

When we make reckless decisions, we pay the consequences. “Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” (Proverbs 19:2). May we prayerfully, carefully seek God’s wisdom and guidance in the choices and decisions we make today.

Our Daily Bread 20 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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