Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today


Our Daily Bread 5 November 2022 Devotional For Today, Saturday: Message Written By  Adam Holz Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || Running the Race

TOPIC: Running the Race

BIBLE IN A YEAR:  Jeremiah 34–36  ||  Hebrews 2

KEY VERSE:  We [go into strict training] to get a crown that will last forever. – 1 Corinthians 9:25

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:    1 Corinthians 9:24–27

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

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26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air

27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.r

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today

NOVEMBER 5, 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT: Believers in Jesus in Corinth would have connected with Paul’s athletic metaphors in 1 Corinthians 9. Corinth was the place where the Isthmian games convened. Craig Keener notes in The IVP Bible Background Commentary: “Corinth itself hosted major games for all Greece every two years on the isthmus; these were the best-attended Greek festivals next to the Olympic games.” Running and boxing (v. 26) were just two of the events in which athletes would compete. Other events included wrestling, throwing the discus and javelin, the long jump, chariot racing, poetry reading, and singing. Paul makes athletic references in 1 Timothy 4:82 Timothy 2:5, and in these verses from 2 Timothy 4:7–8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.”



The careers of most National Football League players are remarkably brief: just 3.3 years on average, according to statista.com. Then there’s NFL quarterback Tom Brady. In 2021, he began his twenty-second season at the age of forty-four. How?

Perhaps his famously rigorous diet and exercise routine have enabled him to maintain his competitive edge. Brady’s seven Super Bowl rings have earned him the title of G.O.A.T.—greatest of all time in the NFL. But it’s a title he never could have achieved apart from letting his single-minded pursuit of football perfection shape everything in his life.

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The apostle Paul recognized athletes exhibiting similar discipline in his day (1 Corinthians 9:24). But he also saw that no matter how much they trained, ultimately their glory faded. In contrast, he said, we have an opportunity to live for Jesus in a way that affects eternity. If athletes striving for momentary glory can work so hard at it, Paul implies, how much more should those living for “a crown that will last forever” (v. 25).

Our Daily Bread Devotional 5th November 2022 || ODB For Today

We don’t train to earn salvation. Rather, just the opposite: as we realize how truly wondrous our salvation is, it reshapes our priorities, our perspective, and the very things we live for as each of us faithfully runs our own race of faith in God’s strength.

REFLECT: How do you think your faith motivates you to give your very best? How can you avoid legalism as you grow in spiritual disciplines?

PRAY: Father, help me to grow in discipline as a response to Your love and not as an attempt to earn something You’ve already given me. Learn more about the basics of spiritual life.

Our Daily Bread 5th 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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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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