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Our Daily Bread 17 September 2018 Devotional – Legacies of Love



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Our Daily Bread 17 September 2018 Devotional

Topic: Legacies of Love

Read: 2 Timothy 1:1–5 Bible in a Year: Proverbs 27–29; 2 Corinthians 10

Scripture: Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Message: I was paging through my great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:3–4 kjv). Scribbled beside those verses in wobbly cursive was my mother’s signature.

Our Daily Bread 17 September 2018 Devotional – Legacies of Love

My great-grandmother had a habit of teaching her grandchildren to write out Scripture verses so they would learn them and take them to heart. But the story behind this verse brought tears to my eyes. My grandfather died when my mother was very young, and her little brother (my uncle) died just weeks later. It was in that tragic season that my great-grandmother pointed my mother to Jesus and the comfort only He can give.

Paul wrote Timothy, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). Faith isn’t inherited, but it is shared. Timothy’s mother and grandmother shared their faith with him, and he believed.

Our Daily Bread 17 September 2018 Devotional – Legacies of Love

When we encourage those close to us to have hope in Jesus, we offer them a legacy of love. Through a simple note, my mother left evidence of my great-grandmother’s love for her Savior and her family. Oh, to share Him with those who come after us!

Prayer: Thank You for those who shared Your love with me, Father. Please help me to point others to Your salvation today.

Thought for the Day: When we share our faith, we share the greatest treasure of all.

Our Daily Bread 17 September 2018 Devotional was written by James Banks (Our Daily Bread Ministries)

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