Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today


Our Daily Bread 8 October 2022 Devotional For Today, Saturday: Message Written By  Kirsten Holmberg (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Self-Control in God’s Strength

TOPIC: Self-Control in God’s Strength

KEY VERSE: His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life – 2 Peter 1:3

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 30–31 ||  Philippians 4

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 2 Peter 1:3–10

3 His divine powerg has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called usi by his own glory and goodness.

4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,j so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

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5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

 6 and to knowledge, self-control;n and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind,t forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,a make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,

OCTOBER 8, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: We have little explicit background on the letter of 2 Peter. J. Daryl Charles, writing in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, says: “The absence of names and places renders it difficult to be conclusive about the identity of the recipients of 2 Peter and the context out of which the letter arose.

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While the provenance and destination of the letter elude any certainty, numerous textual indicators point to a particular social location in which the readership finds itself, making it likely that the letter is addressed to Christians in Greece or Asia Minor, where Paul’s letters had already circulated (3:15–16).”

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

The general agreement among conservative scholars is that Peter wrote the letter from Rome prior to his death, which was anticipated in chapter 1 (v. 15). Second Peter focuses on several themes, including spiritual growth (1:4–8), Christ’s transfiguration (vv. 16–18), false teachers (ch. 2), and the coming day of the Lord (3:3–10).



A 1972 study known as the “marshmallow test” was developed to gauge children’s ability to delay gratification of their desires. The kids were each offered a single marshmallow to enjoy but were told if they could refrain from eating it for ten minutes, they’d be given a second one. About a third of the children were able to hold out for the larger reward. Another third gobbled it up within thirty seconds!

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We might struggle to show self-control when offered something we desire, even if we know it would benefit us more in the future to wait. Yet Peter urged us to “add to [our] faith” many important virtues, including self-control (2 Peter 1:5–6).

Having laid hold of faith in Jesus, Peter encouraged his readers, and us, to continue to grow in goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, affection, and love “in increasing measure” as evidence of that faith (vv. 5–8).

Our Daily Bread 8th October 2022 Devotional || ODB For Today

While these virtues don’t earn us God’s favor nor secure our place in heaven, they demonstrate—to ourselves as well as to all those with whom we interact—our need to exercise self-control as God provides the wisdom and strength to do so. And, best of all, He’s “given us everything we need [to live] a godly life,” one that pleases Him, through the power of the Holy Spirit (v. 3).

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REFLECT: In whom do you observe Christlike qualities? How might you cultivate those qualities in your own life as God provides what you need?

PRAY: Holy Spirit, please grow in me the qualities that reflect Jesus so I might reveal Your goodness to the world around me.

Our Daily Bread 8 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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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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