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Read Our Daily Bread for today is right here. The phrase of God is meals to the spirit man. Learn and digest the phrase of the lord for right now and see how powerfully it can impression you.
THE TOPIC OF OUR DAILY BREAD FOR 5TH MAY 2020 IS “STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY.”
Bible in a 12 months: 1 Kings 19–20; Luke 23:1–25
Key Verse: 1 Kings 19:5
All of sudden an angel touched him and stated, “Rise up and eat.”
At present’s Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1–9 (NIV)
1 Now Ahab informed Jezebel all the pieces Elijah had achieved and the way he had killed all of the prophets with the sword.
2 So Jezebel despatched a messenger to Elijah to say, “Might the gods cope with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I don’t make your life like that of considered one of them.”
three Elijah was afraid[a] and ran for his life. When he got here to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
four whereas he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He got here to a brush bush, sat down beneath it and prayed that he may die. “I’ve had sufficient, Lord,” he stated. “Take my life; I’m no higher than my ancestors.”
5 Then he lay down beneath the bush and fell asleep. All of sudden an angel touched him and stated, “Rise up and eat.” 6 He seemed round, and there by his head was some bread baked over sizzling coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank after which lay down once more.
7 The angel of the Lord got here again a second time and touched him and stated, “Rise up and eat, for the journey is an excessive amount of for you.”
eight So he received up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that meals, he traveled forty days and forty nights till he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
9 There he went right into a cave and spent the night time.
The Lord Seems to Elijah And the phrase of the Lord got here to him: “What are you doing right here, Elijah?”
Perception: Our Day by day Bread fifth Might 2020 Devotional.
Following Israel’s dramatic return to the God of their fathers on Mount Carmel, Queen Jezebel’s threats towards Elijah’s life (1 Kings 19:1–2) drove him to Mount Horeb (v. eight), the place he encountered God. Horeb is also called Mount Sinai—the place Moses had encountered God a few years earlier than (Exodus 19ff.).
That is considered one of a number of connections between these two Previous Testomony giants, however these connections aren’t restricted to the Previous Testomony. Within the New Testomony, Elijah and Moses had been united on one other mountain—the Mount of Transfiguration—the place they mentioned with Jesus His coming departure from Jerusalem (Luke 9:28–31).
One summer time, I confronted what appeared an inconceivable activity—a giant writing mission with a looming deadline. Having spent day after day alone, endeavoring to get the phrases onto the web page, I felt exhausted and discouraged, and I wished to surrender. A sensible good friend requested me, “When’s the final time you felt refreshed? Possibly you want to enable your self to relaxation and to take pleasure in meal.”
I knew instantly that she was proper. Her recommendation made me consider Elijah and the terrifying message he obtained from Jezebel (1 Kings 19:2)—though, after all, my writing mission wasn’t anyplace close to the cosmic scale of the prophet’s expertise.
After Elijah triumphed over the false prophets on Mount Carmel, Jezebel despatched phrase that she would seize and kill him, and he despaired, longing to die. However then he loved sleep and was twice visited by an angel who gave him meals to eat. After God renewed his bodily power, he was in a position to proceed along with his journey.
When the “journey is an excessive amount of” for us (v. 7), we’d must relaxation and luxuriate in a wholesome and satisfying meal. For once we are exhausted or hungry, we are able to simply succumb to disappointment or concern. However when God meets our bodily wants by way of His sources, as a lot as potential on this fallen world, we are able to take the following step in serving Him.
OUR DAILY BREAD PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 5TH MAY 2020
Mirror: Wanting again, when have you ever wanted to decelerate and obtain sustenance earlier than urgent on? How will you search for indicators of burnout as you serve God?
At present’s Prayer: Creator God, You fashioned us as Your folks. Thank You for our limitations, which remind us that You’re God and we’re not. Assist us to serve You with gladness and pleasure.
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