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OUR DAILY BREAD TODAY | TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2022

OUR DAILY BREAD TODAY | TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2022

Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 OCTOBER 2022 

OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL

 

Topic: BEYOND WORDS

ODB (OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL) KEY SCRIPTURE:

Bible in a Year: Isaiah 53–55; 2 Thessalonians 1

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:3–4

This man . . . heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.

 

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Today’s Scripture & Insight: 2 Corinthians 12:1–10

In 2 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul continued his reluctant “boasting” he began in the previous chapter to counteract the claims of the “super apostles,” false teachers who were misleading the Corinthians by preaching “a Jesus other than the Jesus [Paul] preached” (11:4). In chapter 12, he tells of a time years earlier when he’d been “caught up to the third heaven” (v. 2), or paradise, the place of God’s throne. According to ancient Jewish belief, there were three heavens. The first heaven was the earth’s atmosphere (winds and clouds) and the second consisted of the sun, moon, and stars.

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OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL

Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was one of the church’s most celebrated defenders of the faith. Yet just three months before his death, something caused him to leave unfinished his Summa Theologica, the massive legacy of his life’s work. While reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of his Savior, Aquinas claimed to see a vision that left him without words. He said, “I can write no more. I have seen things that make my writings seem like straw.”

Before Aquinas, Paul too had a vision. In 2 Corinthians, he described the experience: “[I]—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows—was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things” (12:3–4).

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Paul and Aquinas left us to reflect on an ocean of goodness that neither words nor reason can express. The implications of what Aquinas saw left him without hope of finishing his work in a way that would do justice to a God who sent His Son to be crucified for us. By contrast, Paul continued to write, but he did so in the awareness of what he couldn’t express or finish in his own strength.

In all the troubles Paul encountered in service to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:16–33; 12:8–9), he could look back and see, in his weakness, a grace and goodness beyond words and wonder.

Reflect & Pray

ABOUT OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL
Our Daily Bread is a devotional calendar-style booklet published by Our Daily Bread Ministries in over 55 languages. The booklet is one of the most widely read Christian devotionals in circulation today. It was first published in April 1956, and includes writing about the Bible and insights into Christian living. Wikipedia
HELLO DEAR!!!
JESUS LOVES YOU DEEPLY❤
.Regardless of who you are, What You Have Done, Who You Have been, and How You Feel…
HAVE YOU ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR?
IF NOT SAY THESE WORDS BELOW
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. and  I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You Lord For I Am Now Yours FOREVER
AMEN..

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