Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 June 2022 ODB Today || Pride and Deception
DAILY BREAD DEVOTION OF THE DAY 14TH JUNE 2022 – Read today’s Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 June 2022 ODB today titled Pride and Deception for our spiritual daily bread for growth and development today.
TOPIC: Pride and Deception
Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th June 2022 ODB Today || Key Bible Verse:
The pride of your heart has deceived you. Obadiah 1:3
Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 June 2022 ODB Today || Today’s Scripture: Obadiah 1:1−4
READ || Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 June 2022 ODB Today || INSIGHT
Loving God, thank You for Your gentle, nudging correction. With my shoulders slumped, I murmured those difficult words. I’ve been so arrogant, thinking I could do it all on my own. For months, I’d been enjoying successful work projects, and the accolades lulled me into trusting my capabilities and rejecting God’s leading. It took a challenging project for me to realize I wasn’t as smart as I thought. My proud heart had deceived me into believing I didn’t need God’s help.
The powerful kingdom of Edom received discipline from God for its pride. Edom was located amid mountainous terrain, making her seemingly invulnerable to enemies (Obadiah 1:3). Edom was also a wealthy nation, situated at the center of strategic trade routes and rich in copper, a highly valued commodity in the ancient world. It was full of good things yet also full of pride. Its citizens believed their kingdom was invincible, even as they oppressed God’s people (vv. 10–14). But God used the prophet Obadiah to tell them of His judgment. Nations would rise up against Edom, and the once-powerful kingdom would be defenseless and humiliated (vv. 1–2).
Pride deceives us into thinking we can live life on our terms, without God. It makes us feel invulnerable to authority, correction, and weakness. But God calls us to humble ourselves before Him (1 Peter 5:6). As we turn from our pride and choose repentance, God will guide us toward total trust in Him. By: Karen Huang
Our Daily Bread Devotional 14 June 2022 ODB Today || REFLECT: What happens when blessings in your life become sources of pride? How can pride deceive you?
Father, protect me from pride. Please give me a humble heart.
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