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Our Daily Bread Devotional 23rd November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 23rd November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 23rd November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 23rd November 2022 || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 23 November 2022 Devotional For Today, Wednesday: Message Written By  Winn Collier Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Trusting Our Future to God

TOPIC: Trusting Our Future to God

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 20–21 ||  James 5

KEY VERSE:  No one knows what is coming. – Ecclesiastes 10:14

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:  Ecclesiastes 10:12–14

12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.j

13 At the beginning their words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness—

14 and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming who can tell someone else what will happen after them

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The book of Ecclesiastes is perfectly suited for a postmodern world like ours. Why? Because it looks at life through a rather cynical perspective until the very end of the book when faith in God is once again lifted up. The keys to understanding this book are found in its opening chapters where the author, believed to have been Solomon, used repetitive phrases to lay the foundation of his argument. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” (1:2) speaks of both the brevity and emptiness of life, and “under the sun” (v. 3) refers to life lived according to the values and priorities of this world system as opposed to the values and priorities of God Himself. The author’s own disgruntled worldview is captured in 2:17, where he wrote, “So I hated life.” The response to such despair? “Remember your Creator” (12:1).

OUR DAILY BREAD || NOVEMBER 23, 2022 || WEDNESDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

In 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz made the first purchase with bitcoin (a digital currency then worth a fraction of a penny each), paying 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas ($25). In 2021, at its highest value during the year, those bitcoins would have been worth well more than $500 million. Back before the value skyrocketed, he kept paying for pizzas with coins, spending 100,000 bitcoins total. If he’d kept those bitcoins, their value would’ve made him a billionaire sixty-eight times over and placed him on the Forbes’ “richest people in the world” list. If only he’d known what was coming.

Of course, Hanyecz couldn’t possibly have known. None of us could have. Despite our attempts to comprehend and control the future, Ecclesiastes rings true: “No one knows what is coming” (10:14). Some of us delude ourselves into thinking we know more than we do, or worse, that we possess some special insight about another person’s life or future. But as Ecclesiastes pointedly asks: “who can tell someone else what will happen after them?” (v. 14). No one.

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Scripture contrasts a wise and a foolish person, and one of the many distinctions between the two is humility about the future (Proverbs 27:1). A wise person recognizes that only God truly knows what’s over the horizon as they make decisions. But foolish people presume knowledge that isn’t theirs. May we have wisdom, trusting our future to the only One who actually knows it.

REFLECT: Where do you see temptation to control the future? How can you better trust God with your coming days?

PRAY: Dear God, help me to simply trust You today.

Our Daily Bread 23rd 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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