Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 || Standing Boldly

Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022
Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 || ODB Today Message For Wednesday

Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 || ODB Today

READ WEDNESDAY ODB DEVOTIONAL, OUR DAILY BREAD 10TH AUGUST 2022 WRITTEN BY KIMYA LODER (OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES)

TOPIC: Standing Boldly

KEY VERSE: Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Esther 4:7–14

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 79–80; Romans 11:1–18

Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 INSIGHT

The story of Esther and the victory of God’s people over their long-standing enemies provide both encouragement and a warning to us today. Even when God seems absent, He’s operating behind the scenes to care for His people and protect them from their enemies. The survival of the Jewish people also means the continuance of the hope for the Messiah who would come. We also learn that God’s judgment can’t be hindered by anyone.

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Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 MESSAGE

In a small Illinois town, domestic violence comprises 40 percent of all crimes in the community. According to a local pastor, this issue is often hidden in our faith communities because it’s uncomfortable to talk about. So instead of shying away from the problem, local ministers chose to exercise faith and courageously address the issue by taking classes to recognize the signs of violence and supporting nonprofit organizations working on the issue.

Acknowledging the power of faith and action, a local minister said, “Our prayers and compassion, coupled with some tangible support, can make an important difference.”

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When Esther, Queen of Persia, was hesitant to speak out against a law that authorized the genocide of her people, she was warned by her uncle that if she remained silent, she and her family wouldn’t escape but would perish (Esther 4:13–14). Knowing it was time to be bold and take a stand, Mordecai queried, “Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (v. 14).

Whether we are called to speak out against injustice or to forgive someone who’s caused us distress, the Bible assures us that in challenging circumstances, God will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5–6). When we look to Him for help in moments where we feel intimidated, He’ll give us “power, love, and self-discipline” to see our assignment through to the end (2 Timothy 1:7).

Our Daily Bread Devotional August 10, 2022 || ODB Today

REFLECT: What might God be asking you to do? What tools have you already been given to answer the call?

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank You for placing a unique calling over my life. Help me to overcome my fears and step out in faith.

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 10th August 2022 || ODB Today Message . Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread. our daily bread booklet.