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26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 26th April 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

Read Yesterday Our Daily Bread Devotional

TOPIC: Part of the Family

TEXT: Ephesians 2:19

You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.

Bible in a Year: Numbers 15–16, Mark 6:1–29

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Ephesians 2:19–22

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

Downton Abbey was a popular British television drama that followed the fictional Crawley family as they navigated a changing social structure in early 1900s England. One of the key characters, Tom Branson, initially worked as the family’s chauffeur before shocking everyone by marrying the youngest Crawley daughter. Following a period of exile, the young couple returned to Downton Abbey and Tom became part of the family, gaining access to rights and privileges he had been denied as an employee.
Doors can lead us to wonderful places—or dangerous ones. A door features prominently in Solomon’s advice in Proverbs 5 on avoiding sexual temptation. While sexual sin may be enticing, he says, trouble awaits if it’s pursued (5:3–6). Best to stay far from it, for if you walk through that door you’ll be trapped, your honor lost, your wealth pecked away by strangers (vv. 7–11). Solomon counsels us to enjoy the intimacy of our own spouse instead (vv. 15–20). His advice can apply to sin more broadly too (vv. 21–23). Whether it’s the temptation to overeat, overspend, or something else, God can help us to avoid the door that leads to entrapment.

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

We were once considered “foreigners and strangers” (Ephesians 2:19) and excluded from the rights given to those who are part of God’s family. But because of Jesus, all believers, regardless of their background, are reconciled to God and called “members of his household” (v. 19).

Being a member of God’s family brings incredible rights and privileges. We can “approach God with freedom and confidence” (3:12) and enjoy unlimited, unhindered access to God. We become part of a larger family, a community of faith to support and encourage us (2:19–22). Members of God’s family have the privilege of helping each other grasp the enormity of God’s lavish love (3:18).

26th April 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — Part of the Family

Fear or doubt could easily make us feel like an outsider, keeping us from fully accessing the benefits of being part of God’s family. But hear and embrace once more the reality of God’s free and generous gifts of love (2:8–10) and bask in the wonder of being His.

Reflect & Pray

What are some other benefits of belonging to the household of God? How might you approach God in confidence today? Heavenly Father, thank You for welcoming me into Your family as a child of God.

Prayer Of Salvation

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Impacttunes, You are encouraged to please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST if you have not done that before.

Say This Prayer

Dear God,
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised.

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