OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Costly Joy

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OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Costly Joy

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Thursday 16 July 2020 )

TOPIC: Costly Joy

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Bible in a Year:

Psalms 16–17

 Acts 20:1–16

When a man found it, he . . . went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Matthew 13:44

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Matthew 13:44–46

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

At the sound of the digital melody, all six of us sprang into action. Some slipped shoes on, others simply bolted for the door barefoot.

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Within seconds we were all sprinting down the driveway chasing the ice cream truck. It was the first warm day of summer, and there was no better way to celebrate than with a cold, sweet treat! There are things we do simply because of the joy it brings us, not out of discipline or obligation.

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In the pair of parables found in Matthew 13:44–46, the emphasis is selling everything to gain something else. We might think the stories are about sacrifice. But that’s not the point. In fact, the first story declares it was “joy” that led the man to sell everything and buy the field. Joy drives change—not guilt or duty.

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Jesus isn’t one segment of our lives; His claims on us are total. Both men in the stories “sold all” (v. 44). But here’s the best part: the result of this selling of everything is actually gain. We may not have guessed that. Isn’t life in Christ about taking up your cross?

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Yes. It is. But when we die, we live; when we lose our life, we find it. When we “sell all,” we gain the greatest treasure: Jesus! Joy is the reason; surrender is the response. The treasure of knowing Jesus is the reward.

By:  Glenn Packiam

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray

How have you experienced joy in your relationship with Jesus? What is He inviting you to surrender to Him?

Dear Jesus, open my eyes to see the treasure that You are! Direct my heart to You as the source of true and unfailing joy, and let me ever be fixed on You. Grant me the grace to surrender all to You.

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

The sweetest and biggest thing to ever happen to you is to make a decision to be saved through JESUS CHRIST. If you have not made that decision. Please make that decision now and say ” Lord Jesus forgive me for my sins and have mercy on me, thank you for dying for me on the cross, take me as your son / daughter and be my father. THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME, in JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN.
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