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14th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — A House Undivided

14th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — A House Undivided

14th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — A House Undivided

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th September 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

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TOPIC: Whale of a Story

TEXT: The Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. Jonah 2:10

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Jonah 2:1–10

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 13th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Whale of a Story

Michael was diving for lobster when a humpback whale caught him in its mouth. He pushed back in the darkness as the whale’s muscles squeezed against him. He thought he was done. But whales don’t prefer lobstermen, and thirty seconds later the whale spit Michael into the air. Amazingly, Michael had no broken bones—only extensive bruises and one whale of a story.

He wasn’t the first. Jonah was swallowed by “a huge fish” (Jonah 1:17), and he stayed in its belly for three days before being vomited onto land (1:17; 2:10). Unlike Michael, who was caught by accident, Jonah was swallowed because he hated Israel’s enemies and didn’t want them to repent. When God told Jonah to preach in Nineveh, he caught a boat going the other way. So God sent a whale-sized fish to get his attention.

13th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

I appreciate why Jonah hated the Assyrians. They’d harassed Israel in the past, and within fifty years they’d carry the northern tribes into captivity where they’d vanish forever. Jonah was understandably offended that Assyria might be forgiven.

13th September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Whale of a Story

But Jonah was more loyal to the people of God than to the God of all people. God loved Israel’s enemies and wanted to save them. He loves our enemies and wants to save them. With the wind of the Spirit at our backs, let’s sail toward them with the good news of Jesus.

REFLECT & PRAY

Who do you know that needs to follow Jesus? How might you increase your love for them?

Jesus, please show me how to love my enemies as You love them.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Proverbs 16–18, 2 Corinthians 6

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