Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread For Today | 2nd October 2021 | Devotional

Our Daily Bread For Today | 2nd October 2021 | Devotional

Our Daily Bread For Today | 2nd October 2021 | Devotional

Our Daily Bread For Today | 2nd October 2021 | Devotional

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Our Daily Bread 2 October 2021 Devotional Today Saturday Message Written By Kirsten Holmberg (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

TOPIC: ADOLESCENT FAITH

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 14–16; Ephesians 5:1–16

KEY VERSE: “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always.” Deuteronomy 5:29

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 5:28–33

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2021 

INSIGHT: Just prior to Moses’ words to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 5:28–32, he’d given them a complete review of the Ten Commandments (Vv. 6–21) and reminded them of their initial response of fear and awe when God’s presence had enveloped Mount Sinai (Vv. 23–27; see Exodus 20:18–21). God found their response of fear and reverence entirely appropriate (Deuteronomy 5:28). Then, intriguingly, we catch a sense of longing in His voice: “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always” (v. 29).

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MESSAGE

We’re to “fear” Him in the sense that we recognize His holiness and the respect and honor due to Him, yet His heart yearns for us. It’s helpful to recall the words of Hebrews 4:16: “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” By: Tim Gustafson

The teenage years are sometimes among the most agonizing seasons in life—for both parent and child. In my adolescent quest to “individuate” from my mother, I openly rejected her values and rebelled against her rules, suspicious their purposes were merely to make me miserable. Though we’ve since come to agree on those matters, that time in our relationship was riddled with tension. Mom undoubtedly lamented my refusal to heed the wisdom of her instructions, knowing they would spare me unnecessary emotional and physical pain.

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God had the same heart for His children, Israel. God imparted His wisdom for living in what we know as the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:7–21). Though they could be viewed as a list of rules, God’s intention is evident in His words to Moses: “so that it might go well with them and their children forever!” (v. 29). Moses recognized God’s desire, saying that obedience to the decrees would result in their enjoyment of His ongoing presence with them in the promised land (v. 33).

Our Daily Bread 2nd October 2021 

We all go through a season of “adolescence” with God, not trusting that His guidelines for living are truly meant for our good. May we grow into the realization that He wants what’s best for us and learn to heed the wisdom He offers. His guidance is meant to lead us into spiritual maturity as we become more like Jesus (Psalm 119:97–104; Ephesians 4:15; 2 Peter 3:18). By: Kirsten Holmberg

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REFLECT: How has God’s wisdom helped you grow in your relationship with Him? In what area of your life do you need to heed His wisdom?

PRAYER: Loving God, help me to trust that You know what’s best for me.

Our Daily Bread 1 October 2021 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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