Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022: Monstro the Goldfish

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Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 || ODB For Saturday

Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 || ODB For Saturday

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Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 For Today, Saturday: Message Written By Elisa Morgan (Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now 

TOPIC: Monstro the Goldfish

KEY VERSE: Love your neighbor as yourself. – Luke 10:27

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:27–37

27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’c;r and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’d”s

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”t

29 But he wanted to justify himself,u so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

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Our Daily Bread 13 August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Saturday

31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.v 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33 But a Samaritan,w as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.

35 The next day he took out two denariie and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 87–88 Romans 13

13, AUGUST 2022 – ODB FOR TODAY’S INSIGHT:

Samaritans, a people group formed from the intermarriage of Israelites and gentiles brought into the land by the Assyrians, only accepted the first five books of Moses as Scripture and rejected other tenets of traditional Jewish faith, such as worship centered in Jerusalem (the Samaritans’ worship was centered at Mount Gerizim).

Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Saturday

Tensions between Jews and Samaritans ran high. In choosing a Samaritan as the hero of His now-famous parable (Luke 10:25–37), Jesus brilliantly challenged His listeners on who their neighbors were. By: Monica La Rose

OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL || SATURDAY – AUGUST 13TH, 2022 – ODB TODAY

MESSAGE 

Lacey Scott was at her local pet store when a sad fish at the bottom of the tank caught her eye. His scales had turned black and lesions had formed on his body. Lacey rescued the ten-year-old fish, named him “Monstro” after the whale in the fairytale Pinocchio, and placed him in a “hospital” tank, changing his water daily. Slowly, Monstro improved, began to swim, and grew in size. His black scales transformed to gold. Through Lacey’s committed care, Monstro was made new!

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In Luke 10, Jesus tells the story of a traveler who was beaten, robbed, and left for dead. Both a priest and a Levite passed by, ignoring the man’s suffering. But a Samaritan—a member of a despised people group—took care of him, even paying for his needs (Luke 10:33–35). Pronouncing the Samaritan as the true “neighbor” in the story, Jesus encouraged His listeners to do the same.

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What Lacey did for a dying goldfish, we can do for people in need around us. Homeless, unemployed, disabled, and lonely “neighbors” lie in our path. Let us allow their sadness to catch our eyes and draw us to respond with neighborly care. A kind greeting. A shared meal. A few dollars slipped from palm to palm. How might God use us to offer His love to others, a love which can make all things new?

Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 || ODB For Today

REFLECT: How can you reach out to others in a neighborly way? What can you do for people in need around you?

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PRAY: Dear God, thank You for making me new! May I be a neighbor to those who desperately need Your care in order to be transformed by You.

Our Daily Bread Devotionals 13th August 2022 || ODB Devotional For Saturday. 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.