Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Devotional 16 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 16 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 16 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 16 August 2021


Our Daily Bread 16th August 2021 – Active Faith; written by Tim Gustafson (Our Daily Bread Ministries)



Bible in a Year: Psalms 94–96; Romans 15:14–33

Key Verse: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” James 1:27

Today’s Scripture: James 2:14–26


James was the half-brother of Jesus (Mark 6:3). While Jesus’ siblings were slow in coming to faith, Paul tells us that Jesus appeared to James after the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:7; Galatians 1:19). As a result, James and his brothers are listed among the believers in the upper room in Acts 1:14. Following the execution of James the son of Zebedee and the brother of John (Acts 12:2), Christ’s brother James would become a leader in the church (v. 17; 15:13–29). Sometimes called “James the Just,” he was martyred for his faith around ad 60. By: Bill Crowder


Sam’s father had to flee for his life during a military coup. With the sudden loss of income, the family could no longer afford the crucial medicine that kept Sam’s brother alive. Seething at God, Sam thought, What have we done to deserve this?

A believer in Jesus heard about the family’s troubles. Finding he had enough money to cover the medicine, he bought a supply and took it to them. The life-saving gift from a stranger had a profound impact. “This Sunday, we will go to this man’s church,” his mother declared. Sam’s anger began to subside. And eventually, one by one, each member of the family put their faith in Jesus.

Our Daily Bread 16th August 2021 Devotional

When James wrote about the necessity of a lifestyle of integrity accompanying a profession of faith in Christ, he singled out the need to care for others. “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food,” James wrote. “If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (2:15–16).

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Our actions demonstrate the genuineness of our faith. Significantly, those actions can influence the faith choices of others. In Sam’s case, he became a pastor and church planter. Eventually, he would call the man who helped his family “Papa Mapes.” He now knew him as his spiritual father—the one who showed them the love of Jesus. By: Tim Gustafson

Reflection: How have you experienced the love of Jesus extended to you? What can you do to help someone in need?

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Prayer: Faithful God, help me to live out my faith in You. I want the way I serve others to honour You.

Our Daily Bread 16th August 2021 Devotional Message. 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

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

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