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Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today titled Beyond Word

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today || Bible Verse

This man . . . heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. – 2 Corinthians 12:3–4


Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today’s Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:1–10


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Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was one of the church’s most celebrated defenders of the faith. Yet just three months before his death, something caused him to leave unfinished his Summa Theologica, the massive legacy of his life’s work. While reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of his Savior, Aquinas claimed to see a vision that left him without words. He said, “I can write no more. I have seen things that make my writings seem like straw.”

Before Aquinas, Paul too had a vision. In 2 Corinthians, he described the experience: “[I]—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows—was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things” (12:3–4).

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Paul and Aquinas left us to reflect on an ocean of goodness that neither words nor reason can express. The implications of what Aquinas saw left him without hope of finishing his work in a way that would do justice to a God who sent His Son to be crucified for us. By contrast, Paul continued to write, but he did so in the awareness of what he couldn’t express or finish in his own strength.

In all the troubles Paul encountered in service to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:16–3312:8–9), he could look back and see, in his weakness, a grace and goodness beyond words and wonder. By: Mart DeHaan


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Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB || Reflect What problem have you had that seemed like a curse? How have you seen God show Himself good to you in ways you can’t describe?

Our Daily Bread Devotional 18 October 2022 ODB Today || PRAYER

Father in heaven, please give me the courage today to look for an inexpressible sense of Your presence and strength in my weakness.


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