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Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st February 2021 Sunday Today - Unimaginable Promises

Our Daily Bread Sunday Devotional 21st February 2021 Today – Unimaginable Promises

You are reading Today’s Our Daily Bread Devotional for Sunday 21st February 2021. May you be blessed as you read on.


Bible In A Year: Numbers 1–3; Mark 3

Key Verse: “He has given us his very great and precious promises.” – 2 Peter 1:4

Today’s Scripture: 2 Peter 1:2–8 (NIV)

INSIGHT: Second Peter 1 reminds us that God is the One who provides the power we need to live our life in Christ (v. 3). One of the ways He does this is by giving us the Holy Spirit. The characteristics we display—the fruit of the indwelling Spirit—have strong implications for the way we live (vv. 5–9; see Galatians 5:22–23). But whose fruit is it? It’s the Spirit’s. The Holy Spirit is the agent, the source, and the power that produces that fruit.


In our moments of greatest failure, it can be easy to believe it’s too late for us, that we’ve lost our chance at a life of purpose and worth. That’s how Elias, a former inmate at a maximum-security prison in New York, described feeling as a prisoner. “I had broken . . . promises, the promise of my own future, the promise of what I could be.”

It was Bard College’s “Prison Initiative” college degree program that began to transform Elias’ life. While in the program, he participated on a debate team, which in 2015 debated a team from Harvard—and won. For Elias, being “part of the team . . . [was] a way of proving that these promises weren’t completely lost.”

A similar transformation happens in our hearts when we begin to understand that the good news of God’s love in Jesus is good news for us too. It’s not too late, we begin to realize with wonder. God still has a future for me. And it’s a future that can neither be earned nor forfeited, dependent only on God’s extravagant grace and power (2 Peter 1:2–3).

A future where we’re set free from the despair in the world and in our hearts into one filled with His “glory and goodness” (v. 3). A future secure in Christ’s unimaginable promises (v. 4); and a future transformed into the “freedom and glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21). By: Monica La Rose

REFLECT: Why can it be difficult for us to accept “unearned” grace and love? How does it touch your heart to consider that in God’s eyes you have a future filled with unimaginable beauty?

PRAYER: Jesus, some days all I can see is the ways I’ve disappointed myself and others, the ways I’ve broken the future I’ve dreamed of. Help me to see the unchanging beauty of the future I find in You.

Thank you for reading Today’s Our Daily Bread Devotional 21st February 2021 Sunday Today – Unimaginable Promises. God bless you!

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Our Daily Bread Message 1st March 2021 Today – Never Give Up

Our Daily Bread 1st March 2021 Today Message - Never Give Up

Our Daily Bread Message 1st March 2021 Today – Never Give Up

You are reading Today’s Our Daily Bread Devotional for Today Monday 1st March 2021. May you be blessed as you read on.


Bible In A Year: Numbers 23–25; Mark 7:14–37

Key Verse: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips.” – Joshua 1:8

Today’s Scripture: Joshua 1:1–9

INSIGHT: We have limited background information about Joshua the son of Nun, but he was clearly a man who trusted God. Joshua is first referenced in Exodus 17:9, when Moses instructed him to lead Israel’s troops into battle against the Amalekites. In Exodus 24:13, Joshua is portrayed as Moses’ assistant and companion.

When the time came to explore the promised land, Joshua was among the men sent for that purpose (Numbers 13–14). Most significantly, it was Joshua whom God selected to replace Moses and lead the people of Israel into the promised land (Deuteronomy 3:28).


“Time went by. War came in.” That’s how Bishop Semi Nigo of the Keliko people of South Sudan described delays in his church’s long struggle to get the Bible in their own language. Not one word, in fact, had ever been printed in the Keliko language. Decades earlier, Bishop Nigo’s grandfather had courageously started a Bible translation project, but war and unrest kept halting the effort.

Yet, despite repeated attacks on their refugee camps in northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the bishop and fellow believers kept the project alive. Their persistence paid off. After nearly three decades, the New Testament Bible in Keliko was delivered to the refugees in a rousing celebration. “The motivation of the Keliko is beyond words,” said one project consultant.

The commitment of the Keliko reflects the perseverance God asked of Joshua. As God told him, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8). With equal persistence, the Keliko pursued the translation of Scripture.

Now, “when you see them in the camps, they are smiling,” said one translator. Hearing and understanding the Bible “gives them hope.” Like the Keliko people, may we never give up seeking the power and wisdom of Scripture. By: Patricia Raybon

REFLECT: What will help you persist in reading Scripture? How could another person help you better understand it?

PRAYER: Loving God, stir up in me a greater hunger to seek, study, and know the Bible, never giving up my quest to understand Your wisdom.

Thank you for reading Today’s Our Daily Bread 1st March 2021 Today Message – Never Give Up. God bless you!

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