OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Loving the Stranger

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OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Loving the Stranger

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Monday 12 October 2020 )

TOPIC: Loving the Stranger

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Bible in a Year:

Isaiah 39–40 Colossians 4

Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

Leviticus 19:34

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Leviticus 19:33–37

OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

When I moved to a new country, one of my first experiences left me feeling unwelcome. After finding a seat in the little church where my husband was preaching that day, a gruff older gentleman startled me when he said, “Move along down.” His wife apologized as she explained that I was sitting in the pew they always occupied.

OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Years later I learned that congregations used to rent out pews, which raised money for the church and also ensured no one could take another person’s seat. Apparently some of that mentality carried on through the decades.

Later, I reflected on how God instructed the Israelites to welcome foreigners, in contrast to cultural practices such as I encountered. In setting out the laws that would allow His people to flourish, He reminded them to welcome foreigners because they themselves were once foreigners (Leviticus 19:34). Not only were they to treat strangers with kindness (v. 33), but they were also to “love them as [themselves]” (v. 34).

OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

God had rescued them from oppression in Egypt, giving them a home in a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:17). He expected His people to love others who also made their home there.

As you encounter strangers in your midst, ask God to reveal any cultural practices that might keep you from sharing His love with them.

By: Amy Boucher Pye

OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
Why is it so important that we welcome people into our homes and churches? What do you find most challenging and most rewarding in this?

Father God, You welcome me with open arms, for You love me day after day. Give me Your love to share with others.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 12 OCTOBER 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

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