Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022 || Leave the Light On

Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022
Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022 || ODB Today Message For Monday

Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022 || ODB Today

READ TUESDAY ODB DEVOTIONAL, OUR DAILY BREAD 30TH AUGUST 2022 WRITTEN BY KATARA PATTON (OUR DAILY BREAD MINISTRIES)

TOPIC: Leave the Light On

KEY VERSE: You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. – Matthew 5:14

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:13–16

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 129–131; 1 Corinthians 11:1–16

Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022 INSIGHT

Ponder for a moment the connection between being the salt and light in Matthew 5:13–16 and the Beatitudes in the previous section (vv. 3–12). In the Beatitudes, Jesus lists many of the characteristics that describe people who’ll benefit under the kingdom of heaven—the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful, the peacemakers, and so on. Immediately following these descriptions, Jesus speaks the words of today’s passage.

So who is the salt of the earth and the light of the world? Taking these two sections together, we see that those who are salt and light are characterized by the attributes listed in the Beatitudes. Our good deeds—humility, meekness, showing mercy, righteousness, having a pure heart, peacemaking—are to be on display to those watching (vv. 3–10). These are the actions that point people to our good Father in heaven.

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 30 August 2022 MESSAGE

A hotel chain’s commercial featured one little building standing amidst a dark night. Nothing else was around. The only light in the scene came from a small lamp near the door on the porch of the building. The bulb cast enough illumination for a visitor to walk up the steps and enter the building. The commercial ended with the phrase, “We’ll leave the light on for you.”

A porch light is akin to a welcome sign, reminding weary travelers that there’s a comfortable place still open where they can stop and rest. The light invites those passing by to come on in and escape from the dark, weary journey.

Jesus says the lives of those who believe in Him should resemble that of a welcoming light. He told His followers, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). As believers, we’re to illuminate a dark world.

As He directs and empowers us, “[others] may see [our] good deeds and glorify [our] Father in heaven” (v. 16). And as we leave our lights on, they will feel welcomed to come to us to learn more about the one true Light of the World—Jesus (John 8:12). In a weary and dark world, His light always remains on.

Have you left your light on? As Jesus shines through you today, others may see and begin radiating His light too.

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REFLECT: In what ways can you shine your light for Jesus today? What can prevent you from shining for Him?

PRAY: Jesus, help me to shine brightly so that others may be drawn to You.

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