OUR DAILY BREAD FEBRUARY 16 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — Thinking Differently

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OUR DAILY BREAD FEBRUARY 16 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — Thinking Differently

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 FEBRUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Tuesday 16 February 2021 )

TOPIC: Thinking Differently

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Bible in a Year:

Leviticus 19–20 Matthew 27:51–66
Do not conform to the pattern of this world.

Romans 12:2
Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Romans 12:1–3

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 FEBRUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

During college, I spent a good chunk of a summer in Venezuela. The food was astounding, the people delightful, the weather and hospitality beautiful. Within the first day or two, however, I recognized that my views on time management weren’t shared by my new friends. If we planned to have lunch at noon, this meant anywhere between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. The same for meetings or travel: timeframes were approximations without rigid punctuality. I learned that my idea of “being on time” was far more culturally formed than I’d realized.

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 FEBRUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

All of us are shaped by the cultural values that surround us, usually without us ever noticing. Paul calls this cultural force the “world” (Romans 12:2). Here, “world” doesn’t mean the physical universe, but rather refers to the ways of thinking pervading our existence. It refers to the unquestioned assumptions and guiding ideals handed to us simply because we live in a particular place and time.

Paul warns us to be vigilant to “not conform to the pattern of this world.” Instead, we must be “transformed by the renewing of [our] mind” (v. 2). Rather than passively taking on the ways of thinking and believing that engulf us, we’re called to actively pursue God’s way of thinking and to learn how to understand His “good, pleasing and perfect will” (v. 2). May we learn to follow God rather than every other voice.

By: Winn Collier

OUR DAILY BREAD 16 FEBRUARY 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
How would you describe the values and assumptions that surround you? What would it look like for you to not conform to the world’s ways and to instead follow Jesus’ ways?

God, I don’t even recognize my assumptions and values most of the time. Help me to live out Your truth and Your mind in it all.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 16 FEBRUARY 2021 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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