Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 August 2021

Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 August 2021

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Our Daily Bread 19th August 2021 Devotional: Remember and Celebrate Written by Bill Crowder (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

TODAY’S OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2021

TOPIC: REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE

Bible in a Year: Psalms 103–104; 1 Corinthians 2

Key Verse: [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” – Luke 22:19

Today’s Scripture: Luke 22:14–23

INSIGHTS

The Passover meal commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. A lamb is eaten with bitter herbs symbolizing the bitterness of slavery in Egypt, while unleavened bread symbolizes their hasty departure.

Jesus, however, shockingly altered the Passover meal ceremony, indicating that this particular meal was a covenant-making one in which God’s covenant with humanity would be renewed through Jesus’ sacrificial death. In this way, the Passover would find “fulfilment in the kingdom of God” (Luke 22:16).

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The transformation of the Passover meal’s significance occurs through Jesus’ decision to become the Passover lamb in order to deliver the world from sin, evil, and death. The fulfilment of the Passover is the messianic banquet (14:15–24) celebrating God’s deliverance of all creation. At Jesus’ second coming, this banquet will celebrate the complete fulfilment of this deliverance, though Christ’s victory is already won and celebrated now. By Monica La Rose

MESSAGE

On December 6, 1907, explosions rocked a small community in the US state of West Virginia, producing one of the worst disasters in the history of the coal-mining industry. Some 360 miners were killed, and it’s been estimated that this horrific tragedy left behind about 250 widows and 1,000 children without fathers. Historians maintain that the memorial service became the seedbed from which the celebration of Father’s Day in the US would eventually grow. Out of great loss came remembrance and—eventually—celebration.

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However, The greatest tragedy in human history occurred when human beings crucified their Creator. Yet, that dark moment also produced both remembrance and celebration.

Still, the night before He would go to the cross, Jesus took the elements of Israel’s Passover and created His own memorial celebration. Luke’s record describes the scene this way: “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me’ ” (Luke 22:19).

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 August 2021

Still, today, whenever we take communion, we honour His great, unflinching love for us—remembering the cost of our rescue and celebrating the gift of life His sacrifice produced. As Charles Wesley said in his great hymn, “Amazing love! How can it be That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” By: Bill Crowder

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Reflect:

 How often do you find yourself just going through the motions when taking communion? What are some ways to keep your focus on the cross?

Today’s Prayer

Father, when I come to the memorial table, help me to remember why my forgiveness was so costly, and help me to celebrate Your great, awesome love.

Our Daily Bread 19th 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.

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