OUR DAILY BREAD 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Walking Backward

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OUR DAILY BREAD 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Walking Backward

Our Daily Bread Ministries Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

(Saturday September 7 2019)

TOPIC: Walking Backward

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Bible in a Year :

Proverbs 1–2; 1 Corinthians 16

Rather, [Jesus] made himself nothing.

Philippians 2:7

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Philippians 2:1–11

OUR DAILY BREAD 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

I stumbled upon footage from a British newsreel crew who filmed six-year-old Flannery O’Connor on her family farm in 1932. Flannery, who would go on to become an acclaimed US writer, caught the crew’s curiosity because she’d taught a chicken to walk backward. Apart from the novelty of the feat, I thought this glimpse of history was a perfect metaphor.

Flannery, due to both her literary sensibilities and her spiritual convictions, spent her thirty-nine years definitely walking backward—thinking and writing in a counter-cultural way. Publishers and readers were entirely baffled by how her biblical themes ran counter to the religious views they expected.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

A life that runs counter to the norm is inevitable for those who would truly imitate Jesus. Philippians tells us that Jesus, though His “very nature” was God, didn’t move in the predictable ways we would expect (2:6). He didn’t use His power “to his own advantage,” but “rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant” (vv. 6–7).

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Christ, the Lord of creation, surrendered to death for the sake of love. He didn’t seize prestige but embraced humility. He didn’t grab power but relinquished control. Jesus, in essence, walked backward—counter to the power-driven ways of the world.

Scripture tells us to do the same (v. 5). Like Jesus, we serve rather than dominate. We move toward humility rather than prominence. We give rather than take. In Jesus’s power, we walk backward.

By: Winn Collier

OUR DAILY BREAD 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray

How has Jesus demonstrated a way of walking backward in the world? Where is God calling you to live out Christ’s humble example?

The only way to healing and goodness, the only way to move forward, is to join Jesus in walking backward.

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