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Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 21 November 2022 Devotional For Today, Monday: Message Written By  Mart DeHaan Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Reading Backwards

TOPIC: Reading Backwards

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 16–17 || James 3

KEY VERSE:  After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said.

 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:  John 2:13–22

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover,j Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves,l and others sitting at tables exchanging money.

15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.

16 To those who sold doves he said, Get these out of hereStop turning my Father’s housen into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 The Jews then responded to him, “What signq can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”r

19 Jesus answered them, Destroy this templeand I will raise it again in three days.”s

Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”

21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body.

22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said.u Then they believed the scripturev and the words that Jesus had spoken.

John’s gospel is commonly accepted as the last of the gospel accounts to be written. The apostle wrote to a specific group of readers—believers in Jesus with a Hellenistic (Greek) background—and spent time reflecting on the life of Jesus. John 2:13–22 provides an important insight into faith. John linked the belief of the first disciples with Jesus’ resurrection. After He rose from the dead, the disciples’ belief in Him was confirmed and solidified in a way that reinforced Christ’s own words (vv. 19–22).

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Those early disciples didn’t have all the pieces to their puzzle of faith. We, however, have been given a fuller account of Jesus and can see the relationship between His life and His actions. John said the point of his gospel is that we “may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing [we] may have life in his name” (20:31).

OUR DAILY BREAD || NOVEMBER 21, 2022 || MONDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

Reading the last chapter of a mystery novel first may sound like a bad idea to those who love the suspense of a good story. But some people enjoy reading a book more if they know how it ends.

In Reading Backwards, author Richard Hays shows how important the practice is for our understanding of the Bible. By illustrating how the unfolding words and events of Scripture anticipate, echo, and throw light on one another, Professor Hays gives us reason to read our Bibles forward and backward.

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Hays reminds readers that it was only after Jesus’ resurrection that His disciples understood His claim to rebuild a destroyed temple in three days. The apostle John tells us, “The temple he had spoken of was his body” (John 2:21). Only then could they understand a meaning of their Passover celebration never before understood (see Matthew 26:17–29).

Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st November 2022 || ODB For Today

Only in retrospect could they reflect on how Jesus gave fullness of meaning to an ancient king’s deep feelings for the house of God (Psalm 69:9John 2:16–17). Only by rereading their Scriptures in light of the true temple of God (Jesus Himself) could the disciples grasp how the ritual of Israel’s religion and Messiah would throw light on one another.

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And now, only by reading these same Scriptures backward and forward, can we see in Jesus everything that any of us has ever needed or longed for.


READ: What difficulties concern you about your future? When reflecting on your life, how are you learning to understand and believe God’s story that’s best understood and loved when read with eternity in view?

PRAY: Father in heaven, thank You for letting me live long enough to see Your ability to show up and reveal the wonder of Your presence in ways I could not have foreseen.


Our Daily Bread 21st November 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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