Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 5 October 2022 Devotional For Today, Wednesday: Message Written By  James Banks (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Grieving and Grateful

TOPIC: Grieving and Grateful

KEY VERSE: The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised. Job 1:21

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 23–25  ||  Philippians 1

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Job 1:13–22

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,

14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were ploughing and the donkeys were grazing nearby,

15 and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

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16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants,l and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,

19 when suddenly a mighty windp swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead,q and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!

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20 At this, Job got up and tore his robes and shaved his head.t Then he fell to the ground in worship

21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”x

22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.y

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

OCTOBER 5, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “When sorrowws come, they come not single spies but in battalions.” Job would certainly have understood. Perhaps any of those trials by themselves would have been devastating, but he experienced multiple trials at once as pictured in the phrase, “while he was still speaking, another messenger came and said” (vv. 16–18). Before even having time to process one tragedy, the next was upon him. The trials described in these events picture life in a broken world.

OUR DAILY BREAD || OCTOBER 5TH, 2022 || WEDNESDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

After my mom died, one of her fellow cancer patients approached me. “Your mom was so kind to me,” she said, sobbing. “I’m sorry she died  . . . instead of me.”

“My mom loved you,” I said. “We prayed God would let you see your boys grow up.” Holding her hands, I wept with her and asked God to help her grieve peacefully. I also thanked Him for her remission that allowed her to continue loving her husband and two growing children.

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The Bible reveals the complexity of grief when Job lost almost everything, including all his children. Job grieved and “fell to the ground in worship” (Job 1:20). With a heartbreaking and hopeful act of surrender and expression of gratitude, he declared, “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (v. 21). While Job would struggle mightily later through his grieving and God’s rebuilding of his life, in this moment he accepted and even rejoiced in His authority over the good and bad situations.

Our Daily Bread 5th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

God understands the many ways we process and struggle with emotions. He invites us to grieve with honesty and vulnerability. Even when sorrow seems endless and unbearable, God affirms that He hasn’t and won’t change. With this promise, He comforts us and empowers us to be grateful for His presence.

REFLECT: When have you experienced gratitude toward God while grieving a great loss? How has He revealed His presence when you felt alone or misunderstood in your grief?

PRAY: Compassionate God, thank You for knowing me and carrying me through every step of my grieving process.

Our Daily Bread 5 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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