Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 Devotional

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Our Daily Bread For Today 16 December 2021 Devotional, Thursday Message Written By  Xochitl Dixon (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB Reading

TOPIC: What Are You?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Galatians 3:26–4:7

KEY BERSE: In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. – Galatians 3:26

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Amos 4–6Revelation 7

TODAY’S INSIGHT: Paul isn’t abolishing all ethnic, economic, or gender distinctions in the church (Galatians 3:28). Rather, in speaking of our salvation, Paul says God treats everyone on the same basis: All have sinned—“we are all prisoners of sin” (3:22 nlt; see Romans 3:23). Everyone needs to repent (Acts 2:383:19). We’re all saved in the same way—by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8–9). “In Christ Jesus [we] are all children of God through faith” (Galatians 3:26). In Jesus, God embraces us equally (1 Corinthians 12:13Colossians 3:11).

While we enter God’s family by being “born again” (John 3:31 Peter 1:323), Paul uses the concept of adoption to describe our standing in the family so we can immediately claim our status and enjoy our full privileges as His children—“God has made you also an heir” (Galatians 4:7). We’re “heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17).

OUR DAILY BREAD FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

When I walked into the ice cream shop with my five-year-old biracial son, the man behind the counter glanced at me and stared at my child. “What are you?”

His question and harsh tone triggered the all-too-familiar anger and heartache I’d experienced growing up as a Mexican-American who didn’t fit stereotypes. Pulling Xavier closer, I turned toward my Black husband as he entered the store. With eyes narrowed, the store clerk completed our order in silence.

I prayed silently for the man as my son listed the flavors of ice cream he wanted to try. Repenting of my bitterness, I asked God to give me a spirit of forgiveness. With my light-but-not-white complexion, I’d been the target of similar glares accompanying that same question over the years.

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 

I’d struggled with insecurities and feelings of worthlessness until I began learning how to embrace my identity as God’s beloved daughter.

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The apostle Paul declares that believers in Jesus are “all children of God through faith,” equally valued and beautifully diverse. We’re intimately connected and intentionally designed to work together (Galatians 3:26–29). When God sent His Son to redeem us, we became family through His bloodshed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins (4:4–7). As God’s image-bearers, our worth cannot be determined by the opinions, expectations, or biases of others.

What are we? We’re children of God.

REFLECT: When have you doubted your value as a person due to the opinions, expectations, or biases of others? How does knowing all God’s children are His image-bearers help you love those who are different from you

Our Daily Bread Today | 16th December 2021 

PRAY: Father God, please help me to see myself and others through Your eyes. Help me love with Your heart as I come into contact with people who are different from me.

Our Daily Bread 16 December 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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ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

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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