OUR DAILY BREAD 20 AUGUST 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Touched by Grace

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OUR DAILY BREAD 20 AUGUST 2019 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Touched by Grace

Our Daily Bread Ministries Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

(Tuesday August 20 2019)

TOPIC: Touched by Grace

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Bible in a Year :

Psalms 105–106; 1 Corinthians 3

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

Luke 6:27

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Luke 6:27–36

OUR DAILY BREAD 20 AUGUST 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

In Leif Enger’s novel Peace Like a River, Jeremiah Land is a single father of three working as a janitor at a local school. He’s also a man of deep, sometimes miraculous, faith. Throughout the book, his faith is often tested.

Jeremiah’s school is run by Chester Holden, a mean-spirited superintendent with a skin condition. Despite Jeremiah’s excellent work ethic—mopping up a sewage spill without complaint, picking up broken bottles the superintendent smashed—Holden wants him gone. One day, in front of all the students, he accuses Jeremiah of drunkenness and fires him. It’s a humiliating scene.

OUR DAILY BREAD 20 AUGUST 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

How does Jeremiah respond? He could threaten legal action for unfair dismissal or make accusations of his own. He could slink away, accepting the injustice. Think for a moment what you might do.

“Love your enemies,” Jesus says, “do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27–28). These challenging words aren’t meant to excuse evil or stop justice from being pursued. Instead, they call us to imitate God (v. 36) by asking a profound question: How can I help my enemy become all God wants him or her to be?

Jeremiah looks at Holden for a moment, then reaches up and touches his face. Holden steps back defensively, then feels his chin and cheeks in wonder. His scarred skin has been healed.

An enemy touched by grace.

By: Sheridan Voysey

OUR DAILY BREAD 20 AUGUST 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray

What would your first reaction be in Jeremiah’s situation? How can you help a difficult person move closer to God’s purposes for them?

God, when faced with unfairness, injustice, or abuse, show me how to help my enemy move closer to You.

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