Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Devotional 28 February 2022 | Choosing Celebration

Our Daily Bread Devotional | Choosing Celebration

Our Daily Bread Devotional 28 February 2022 | Choosing Celebration

Our Daily Bread Devotional 28 February 2022 | Choosing Celebration

TODAY’S OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL 28TH FEBRUARY 2022 – Read Our Daily Bread today’s devotional titled Choosing Celebration written by Monica La Rose for Monday 28 February 2022 to uplift your spirit. Share with a friend, God loves and cares for us!

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TOPIC: CHOOSING CELEBRATION

KEY VERSE:

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1–3, 9–10

OUR DAILY BREAD TODAY DEVOTIONAL 28/02/2022 | INSIGHT

Writer Marilyn McEntyre shares the story of learning from a friend that “the opposite of envy is celebration.” Despite this friend’s physical disability and chronic pain, which limited her ability to develop her talents in the ways she’d hoped, she was somehow able to uniquely embody joy and to celebrate with others, bringing “appreciation into every encounter” before she passed away.

That insight—“the opposite of envy is celebration”—lingers with me, reminding me of friends in my own life who seem to live out this kind of comparison-free, deep, and genuine joy for others.

Envy is an easy trap to fall into. It feeds on our deepest vulnerabilities, wounds, and fears, whispering that if we were only more like so-and-so, we wouldn’t be struggling, and we wouldn’t be feeling bad.

As Peter reminded new believers in 1 Peter 2, the only way to “rid [ourselves]” of the lies that envy tells us is to be deeply rooted in the truth, to “have tasted”—deeply experienced—“that the Lord is good” (vv. 1–3). We can “love one another deeply, from the heart” (1:22) when we know the true source of our joy—“the living and enduring word of God” (v. 23).

We can surrender comparison when we remember who we really are—beloved members of “a chosen people, . . . God’s special possession.” We’re called “out of darkness into his wonderful light” (2:9). By: Monica La Rose

Bible in a Year: Numbers 20–22, Mark 7:1–13

REFLECT: What examples of comparison-free joy have influenced your life? How does remembering your place in the body of Christ free you from the need to compare yourself to others?

PRAYER:

Loving God, source of all that’s good, help me to let go of envy’s lies, the kind of lies that suck out joy and “rot the bones.” Help me to instead celebrate the countless beautiful gifts of life in Your kingdom.

Thank you for reading today’s Our Daily Bread Devotional 28 February 2022 | Choosing Celebration.  Have a great week!

Our Daily Bread Devotional 28 February 2022 | Choosing Celebration

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