OUR DAILY BREAD 25 May 2022 DEVOTIONAL — Run Away

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 May 2022 MINISTRIES DAILY — Run Away

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 25 May 2022 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( 25 May 2022 )

TOPIC: Run Away

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Bible in a Year:

1 Chronicles 25–27 John 9:1–23
How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?

Matthew 26:54
Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Matthew 26:47–56

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OUR DAILY BREAD 25 May 2022 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

The introductory lesson on aikido, a traditional Japanese form of martial arts, was an eye-opener. The sensei, or teacher, told us that when faced with an attacker, our first response should be to “run away.” “Only if you can’t run away, then you fight,” he said seriously.

Run away? I was taken aback. Why was this highly skilled self-defense instructor telling us to run away from a fight? It seemed counterintuitive—until he explained that the best form of self-defense is to avoid fighting in the first place. Of course!

When several men came to arrest Jesus, Peter responded as some of us might have by drawing his sword to attack one of them (Matthew 26:51; see John 18:10). But Jesus told him to put it away, saying, “How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” (Matthew 26:54).

While a sense of justice is important, so is understanding God’s purpose and kingdom—an “upside-down” kingdom that calls us to love our enemies and return evil with kindness (5:44). It’s a stark contrast to how the world might react, yet it’s a response that God seeks to nurture in us.

Luke 22:51 even describes Jesus healing the ear of the man Peter had struck. May we learn to respond to difficult situations as He did, always seeking peace and restoration as God provides what we need.

By: Leslie Koh

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OUR DAILY 25 May 2022 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
How did you respond to a difficult situation recently? How does this compare with how you think Jesus might have responded?

Father God, give me a new understanding of Your greater purposes in Your kingdom, and a godly, loving, and peace-seeking heart to respond to situations as Your Son did.

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OUR DAILY BREAD 25 May 2022 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

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