OUR DAILY BREAD DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2022 (FOLLOW THE LEADER)
The Topic of Our Daily Bread For 24th February 2022 is “Follow the Leader”
Bible in a Year: Numbers 9–11; Mark 5:1–20
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 11:1
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
Today’s Scripture & Insight: 1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1
In addition to today’s passage (1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1), Paul also dealt with the topic of conscience and freedom in Romans 14. There he upheld the great privilege of freedom in Christ. Yet in both passages, he warned against causing others to stumble.
In Romans he wrote, “Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister” (14:13). And 1 Corinthians 10:24 says, “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” Our overarching guide should be our love for our neighbors and for God.
ODB MESSAGE FOR TODAY
Words can sometimes get in the way and create barriers. They may cause confusion such as the Corinthians experienced, as noted in Paul’s first letter to them. It was confusion brought about by differing views of disputable matters pertaining to the eating of particular foods (1 Corinthians 10:27–30). But our actions can transcend barriers and even confusion. As Paul says in today’s passage, we should show people how to follow Jesus through our actions—seeking “the good of many” (10:32–33). We invite the world to believe in Him as we “follow the example of Christ” (11:1).
As someone once said, “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words when necessary.” As we follow Jesus’ lead, may He guide our actions to cue others to the reality of our faith. And may our words and actions be done “all for the glory of God” (10:31).
Reflect & Pray
What nonverbal faith cues are you showing others through your actions? How are people able to see Christ in your words and actions?
Father God, thank You for the example of Jesus. Show me how to follow Him in actions and in words every day.
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Our Daily Bread 24 February 2022 Devotional written by Katara Patton published by Our Daily Bread Ministries. Read more