OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL FOR THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY 2022 – NOT HOLDING GRUDGES-read full details below, feel at Home you are on Stevo’s Portal
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The Topic of Our Daily Bread For 27th January 2022 is “Not Holding Grudges”
Bible in a Year: Exodus 16–18; Matthew 18:1–20
Memory Verse:Leviticus 19:18
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Romans 12:12–21
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During a promotional event in 2011, two seventy-three-year-old former Canadian Football League players got into a fistfight on stage. They had a “beef” (a grudge or feud) dating back to a controversial championship football game in 1963. After one man knocked the other off the stage, the crowd called out to him to “let it go!” They were telling him to “squash the beef.”
The Bible contains many examples of people “beefing.” Cain held a grudge against his brother Abel because God accepted Abel’s offering over his (Genesis 4:4–5). This grudge was so severe that it eventually led to murder as “Cain attacked his brother . . . and killed him” (v. 8). “Esau held a grudge against Jacob” because Jacob stole the birthright that was rightfully his (27:41). This grudge was so intense that it caused Jacob to run for his life in fear.
Not only does the Bible give us several examples of people who held grudges, but it also instructs us on how to “squash the beef”—how to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. God calls us to love others (Leviticus 19:18), pray for and forgive those who insult and injure us (Matthew 5:43–47), live peaceably with all people, leave revenge to God, and overcome evil with good (Romans 12:18–21). By His power, may we “squash the beef” today.
Reflect & Pray
Why is it vital for us to not hold grudges? How will you work to restore a broken or damaged relationship this week?
Jesus, thank You that I can forgive others because You’ve forgiven me.
Our Daily Bread 27 January 2022 Devotional written by Marvin Williams published by Our Daily Bread Ministries. Read more
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