Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today


Our Daily Bread 4 July 2022 Devotional For Today, Monday: Message Written By Lisa M. Samra (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now 

TOPIC: No Greater Love

SCRIPTURE: John 15:9–17

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved youNow remain in my love

10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my lovejust as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love

11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 

12 My command is thisLove each other as I have loved you.

13 Greater love has no one than thisto lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 

15 I no longer call you servantsbecause a servant does not know his master’s businessInsteadI have called you friendsfor everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 

16 You did not choose mebut I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruitfruit that will lastand so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

 17 This is my command: Love each other.

KEY VERSE: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Job 28–29; Acts 13:1–25

ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: Jesus’ teachings about life “in [Him]” (John 15:4) flow from His teachings about the Spirit (14:15–21). Through the Spirit sent from God to live “with” and “in” believers in Jesus (v. 17), they experience the intimate joy of the Father and Son’s love for them (v. 21). Through the Spirit drawing us into the love, joy, and abundant life of the triune God, we’re empowered to keep Christ’s commands (v. 21)—namely, to love as Jesus has loved us (15:12).

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Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Biblical scholar Rodney Whitacre says it beautifully: “The obedience Jesus is talking about is an obedience not to societal rules, but to the Father who is all love. To obey him is to conform one’s life to the very pattern of God’s own life . . . which is characterized by harmony, grace, goodness and beauty. We are in intimate union with him and swept up into his dance for which we were created.”

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Commemorations of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day in 2019 honored the more than 156,000 troops who took part in the largest seaborne invasion in history to liberate Western Europe. In his prayer broadcast over the radio on June 6, 1944, President Roosevelt asked for God’s protection, praying, “They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.”

A willingness to put one’s self in harm’s way to restrain evil and liberate the oppressed brings to mind Jesus’ words: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).

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These words come in the midst of Christ teaching His followers to love each other. But He wanted them to understand the cost and depth of this type of love: a love exemplified when one willingly sacrifices his or her life for another person. Jesus’ call to sacrificially love others is the basis of His command to “love each other” (v. 17).

Our Daily Bread || 4th July 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Perhaps we could show sacrificial love by giving time to care for the needs of an aging family member. We could put the needs of a sibling first by doing their chores during a stressful week at school. We might even take extra shifts with a sick child to allow our spouse to sleep. As we sacrificially love others, we demonstrate the greatest expression of love.

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REFLECT: What is one way you could demonstrate sacrificial love today? What holds you back from loving sacrificially?

PRAY: Dear God, please help me to look for ways I can love others sacrificially each day.

Our Daily Bread 4th 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.



Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer 

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

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