August 30, 2022 – Our Daily Bread Devotional || ODB Today Message For Monday
Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th August 2022 || ODB Today
READ TUESDAY ODB DEVOTIONAL, OUR DAILY BREAD 30TH AUGUST 2022 WRITTEN BY KATARA PATTON (OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES)
TOPIC: Leave the Light On
KEY VERSE: You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. – Matthew 5:14
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13–16
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 129–131; 1 Corinthians 11:1–16
August 30, 2022 – Our Daily Bread Devotional INSIGHT
Ponder for a moment the connection between being the salt and light in Matthew 5:13–16 and the Beatitudes in the previous section (vv. 3–12). In the Beatitudes, Jesus lists many of the characteristics that describe people who’ll benefit under the kingdom of heaven—the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers, and so on. Immediately following these descriptions, Jesus speaks the words of today’s passage.
So who is the salt of the earth and the light of the world? Taking these two sections together, we see that those who are salt and light are characterized by the attributes listed in the Beatitudes. Our good deeds—humility, meekness, showing mercy, righteousness, having a pure heart, peacemaking—are to be on display to those watching (vv. 3–10). These are the actions that point people to our good Father in heaven.
Click banner below for full post: March 11, 2022 – Our Daily Bread Devotional – Tackling Indecision
Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th August 2022 || ODB Today Message . 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. our daily bread booklet