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23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Story Isn’t Over

23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Story Isn’t Over

23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Story Isn’t Over

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TOPIC: The Story Isn’t Over

TEXT: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Matthew 6:9–13

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Story Isn’t Over

When the British drama Line of Duty concluded, record numbers watched to see how its fight against organized crime would end. But many viewers were left disappointed when the finale implied that evil would ultimately win. “I wanted the bad guys brought to justice,” one fan said. “We needed that moral ending.”

Sociologist Peter Berger once noted that we hunger for hope and justice—hope that evil will one day be overcome and that those who caused it will be made to face their crimes.

A world where the bad guys win goes against how we know the world should work. Without probably realizing it, those disappointed fans were expressing humanity’s deep longing for the world to be made right again.

23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is realistic about evil. It exists not only between us, requiring forgiveness (Matthew 6:12), but on a grand scale, requiring deliverance (v. 13).

This realism, however, is matched with hope. There’s a place where evil doesn’t exist—heaven—and that heavenly kingdom is coming to earth (v. 10). One day God’s justice will be complete, His “moral ending” will come, and evil will be banished for good (Revelation 21:4).

23rd September 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Story Isn’t Over

So when the real-life bad guys win and disappointment sets in, let’s remember this: until God’s will is done “on earth as it is in heaven,” there is always hope—because the story isn’t over.

REFLECT & PRAY

Why do you think we hunger for hope and justice? How can praying the Lord’s Prayer help you face evil and disappointment?

Heavenly Father, may Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Song of Songs 1–3, Galatians 2

THE SALVATION PRAYER

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Dear Father,
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