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Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

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Our Daily Bread 6 August 2022 Devotional For Today, Saturday: Message Written By Karen Pimpo (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now 

TOPIC: Relinquishing Control to God

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KEY VERSE: I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. – Ezekiel 17:24

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 17:19–24

19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: As I live, surely it is my oath that he despised, and my covenant that he broke. I will return it upon his head.

20 I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare, and I will bring him to Babylon and enter into judgment with him there for the treachery he has committed against me.

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21 And all the pick3 of his troops shall fall by the sword, and the survivors shall be scattered to every wind, and you shall know that jI am the Lord; I have spoken.”

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22 Thus says the Lord God: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. lI will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.

23 On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest.

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24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.”

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 70–71; Romans 8:22–39

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AUGUST 6TH, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: The powerful Babylonians had been attacking Judah and besieging Jerusalem (605–597 bc). They’d already sent the royalty, aristocrats, and Jewish upper classes into exile (2 Kings 24:10–16Daniel 1:1–5), including the prophet Ezekiel, who was a priest (Ezekiel 1:1–3). From Babylon (593 bc), Ezekiel ministered to the Jews already in exile (3:11) and to those still residing in Judah (12:10).

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Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

He pleaded with his countrymen to repent and turn to God and warned them that if they continued in their sinfulness, Jerusalem would be destroyed and the nation exiled. The Jews remained unrepentant, however, and only pretended to be interested in following God (33:31–32). Within seven years (586 bc), Jerusalem was burned to the ground and the entire nation exiled (2 Kings 24:18–25:21) as prophesied by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 12:10–16).

OUR DAILY BREAD || SATURDAY – AUGUST 6TH, 2022 – ODB DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE

Picture a mighty oak tree that’s small enough to fit on a kitchen table. That’s what a bonsai looks like—a beautiful ornamental tree that’s a miniature version of what you find wild in nature. There’s no genetic difference between a bonsai and its full-size counterpart. It’s simply that a shallow pot, pruning, and root trimming restrict growth, so the plant remains small.

While bonsai trees make for wonderful decorative plants, they also illustrate the power of control. It’s true that we can manipulate their growth as the trees respond to their environment, but God is ultimately the One who makes things grow.

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God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel this way: “I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall” (Ezekiel 17:24). God was foreshadowing future events when he would “uproot” the nation of Israel by allowing the Babylonians to invade. In the future, however, God would plant a new tree in Israel that would bear fruit, with “birds of every kind” finding shelter in the shade of its branches (v. 23). God said that no matter how much upcoming events seemed out of control, He was still in charge.

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Our Daily Bread 6th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Today

The world tells us to try to control our circumstances by manipulation and through our own hard work. But true peace and thriving are found by relinquishing control to the only One who can make the trees grow.

REFLECT: How are you tempted to try to control your life? How does trusting in God’s control bring peace?

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PRAY: We praise You, loving God, as the all-powerful King. Help me acknowledge Your lordship in my life.

Our Daily Bread 6th August 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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