OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — A Good Reason

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY — A Good Reason

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( 25 August 2021 )

TOPIC: A Good Reason

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Bible in a Year:

Psalm 119:1–88 1 Corinthians 7:20–40
Put [your] religion into practice by caring for [your] own family.

1 Timothy 5:4
Today’s Scripture & Insight:

1 Timothy 5:1–8

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

The two women occupied the aisle seats across from each other. The flight was two hours, so I couldn’t help but see some of their interactions. It was clear they knew each other, might even be related. The younger of the two (probably in her sixties) kept reaching in her bag to hand the older (I’d guess in her nineties) fresh apple slices, then homemade finger sandwiches, then a towelette for clean up, and finally a crisp copy of the New York Times. Each hand-off was done with such tenderness, such dignity. As we stood to exit the plane, I told the younger woman, “I noticed the way you cared for her. It was beautiful.” She replied, “She’s my best friend. She’s my mother.”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all say something like that? Some parents are like best friends. Some parents are nothing like that. The truth is those relationships are always complicated at best. While Paul’s letter to Timothy doesn’t ignore that complexity, it still calls us to put our “religion into practice” by taking care of parents and grandparents—our “relatives,” our “own household” (1 Timothy 5:4, 8).

We all too often practice such care only if family members were or are good to us. In other words, if they deserve it. But Paul offers up a more beautiful reason to repay them. Take care of them because “this is pleasing to God” (v. 4).

By: John Blase

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
If your parents are still living, how would you describe your relationship with them? Regardless of what kind of job they did as parents, what are some ways you can take care of them right now?

Father, give me grace and mercy as I seek to care for those who cared for me. And help me to remember the reason I’m doing it.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 25 August 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

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