Spiritual Pillar

TRUST THE LIGHT

| WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: John Blase Read: John 12:25–33, 35–36 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Leviticus 4–5; Matthew 24:29–51 Believe in the light . . . so that you may become children of light. John 12:36 The weather forecast said bomb cyclone. That’s what happens when a winter storm rapidly intensifies as the […]

RECOVERING WHAT’S LOST

| TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Patricia Raybon Read: 1 Samuel 30:1–6, 18–19 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Leviticus 1–3; Matthew 24:1–28 But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 At the phone store, the young pastor steeled himself for bad news. His smartphone, accidentally dropped during our Bible […]

WHAT’S YOUR REPUTATION?  

| MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Arthur Jackson Read: Ephesians 5:8–14 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 39–40; Matthew 23:23–39 Now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 At local high school sporting events, Ted was the largest and loudest cheerleader in the stands. Before a degenerative […]

HOLD STEADY

| SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Dave Branon Read: Isaiah 41:10–13 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 36–38; Matthew 23:1–22 I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand. Isaiah 41:13 Harriet Tubman was one of the great American heroes of the nineteenth century. Showing remarkable courage, she guided […]

FAITH INVESTMENTS  

| SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Cindy Hess Kasper Read: Deuteronomy 11:18–20 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 34–35; Matthew 22:23–46 Teach [these words of mine] to your children. Deuteronomy 11:19 On his twelfth Christmas, the boy eagerly awaited the opening of the gifts under the tree. He was yearning for a new […]

WAITING FOR A BLESSING  

| FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: James Banks Read: Habakkuk 1:12–2:4 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 31–33; Matthew 22:1–22 Though it linger, wait for it. Habakkuk 2:3 A popular restaurant in Bangkok serves soup from a broth that has been cooking for forty-five years and is replenished a bit each day. The […]

A HOUSE ON A ROCK  

| THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Winn Collier Read: Matthew 7:24–29 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 29–30; Matthew 21:23–46 Everyone who [practices] these words of mine . . . is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 As many as 34,000 homes in one US state […]

PRUNED TO THRIVE  

| WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Adam Holz Read: John 15:1–12 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 27–28; Matthew 21:1–22 Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 As I watched a bumblebee land lightly on the Russian sage, I marveled at the […]

A FUTURE WITH FORGIVENESS

| TUESDAY 31ST JANUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Monica La Rose Read: Romans 12:9–21 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 25–26; Matthew 20:17–34 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 In 1994, when South Africa made the transition from government by apartheid (imposed racial segregation) to a democracy, it […]

WEARING OUR COURAGE

| MONDAY 30TH  JANUARY, 2023 Our Daily Bread 2023 Annual Edition By: Mike Wittmer Read: 2 Kings 1:9–15 (NIV) | Bible in a Year: Exodus 23–24; Matthew 20:1–16 If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven. 2 Kings 1:10 Andrew lives in a country that’s closed to the gospel. When I asked how he keeps his […]