Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 2 October 2022 Devotional For Today, Sunday: Message Written By Monica La Rose (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || God’s Gentle Grace

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TOPIC: God’s Gentle Grace

KEY VERSE: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 14–16 ||  Ephesians 5:1–16

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:2–15

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

5 one Lord,c one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all,d who is over all and through all and in all.

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7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.

8 This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”

9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)l

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles,n the prophets,o the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,

12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built-ups

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13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature,v attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants,x tossed back and forth by the waves,y and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head,b that is, Christ.

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

 

OCTOBER 2, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: In Ephesians 1–3, Paul established who we are and what we have in Christ. Now in chapter 4, he switches to how this new life in Jesus ought to be lived out. Significantly, he leads with humility (v. 2)—a trait that runs counter to the values of the culture both then and now. Next, he emphasizes unity. The gentle humility he calls for is vital for this unity (v. 2). Interestingly, Paul was a prisoner at the time of this writing, bringing significance to his quotation in verse 8 of a psalm that twice mentions prisoners (Psalm 68:618).

OUR DAILY BREAD || OCTOBER 2ND , 2022 || SUNDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” the poet Emily Dickinson wrote, suggesting that, because God’s truth and glory is far “too bright” for vulnerable human beings to understand or receive all at once, it’s best for us to receive and share God’s grace and truth in “slant”—gentle, indirect—ways. For “the Truth must dazzle gradually / Or every man be blind.”

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The apostle Paul made a similar argument in Ephesians 4 when he urged believers to be “completely humble and gentle” and to “be patient, bearing with one another in love” (v. 2). The foundation for believers’ gentleness and grace with each other, Paul explained, is Christ’s gracious ways with us. In His incarnation (vv. 9–10), Jesus revealed Himself in the quiet, gentle ways people needed in order to trust and receive Him.

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

And He continues to reveal Himself in such gentle, loving ways—gifting and empowering His people in just the ways they need to continue to grow and mature—“so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature” (vv. 12–13). As we grow, we become less vulnerable to looking elsewhere for hope (v. 14) and more confident in following Jesus’ example of gentle love (vv. 15–16).

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REFLECT: How have you experienced God’s grace and truth in gentle, indirect ways? How can His gentle ways help you relate to others?

PRAY: Dear God, thank You for the gentle ways You reveal Your goodness, grace, and truth to me. Help me to find patience and rest as I trust in Your loving care.

Our Daily Bread 2 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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