OUR DAILY BREAD August 13 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — The True Nature of Love

OUR DAILY BREAD August 13 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY — The True Nature of Love

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 13 August 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

(Friday 13 August 2021 )

TOPIC: The True Nature of Love

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Bible in a Year:

Psalms 87–88 Romans 13
They gave as much as they were able.

2 Corinthians 8:3
Today’s Scripture & Insight:

2 Corinthians 8:1–9

OUR DAILY BREAD 13 August 2021 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

During the pandemic lockdown, Jerry was forced to close his fitness center and had no income for months. One day he received a text from a friend asking to meet him at his facility at 6:00 p.m. Jerry wasn’t sure why but made his way there. Soon cars started streaming into the parking lot. The driver in the first car placed a basket on the sidewalk near the building. Then car after car (maybe fifty of them) came by. Those inside waved at Jerry or hollered out a hello, stopped at the basket, and dropped in a card or cash. Some sacrificed their money; all gave their time to encourage him.

The true nature of love is sacrificial, according to the apostle Paul. He explained to the Corinthians that the Macedonians gave “even beyond their ability” so they could meet the needs of the apostles and others (2 Corinthians 8:3). They even “pleaded” with Paul for the opportunity to give to them and to God’s people. The basis for their giving was the sacrificial heart of Jesus Himself. He left the riches of heaven to come to earth to be a servant and to give His very life. “Though he was rich, yet for [our] sake he became poor” (v. 9).

May we too plead with God so that we might “excel in this grace of giving” (v. 7) in order to lovingly meet the needs of others.

By: Anne Cetas

OUR DAILY BREAD 13 August 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray
How might sacrificial service or giving fit into your life this week? Who needs your encouragement?

Loving God, You are so good. Please give me opportunities to bless others for You in Your power and wisdom.

Please don’t forget to share with your friends and families on social media so they can be blessed and be blessings to others. God bless you

OUR DAILY BREAD 13 August 2021 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

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