Welcome to Our Daily Bread Devotional 29 October 2021 Friday Message written by John Blase of the ODB Ministry. God bless you as you study. Kindly share with other people.
OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY 29TH OCTOBER 2021
TOPIC: GOD SINGS OVER YOU
Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 18–19; 2 Timothy 3
Key Verse: “[God] will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Today’s Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14–17
Our Daily Bread Devotions | 29 October 2021 Friday | Insight
While the book of Zephaniah (which means “the Lord hides/conceals”) ends on a note of joy and singing in view of God’s restoration (Zephaniah 3:14–20), the bulk of the book records God’s judgment on Judah and the nations. “The day of the Lord” is the primary theme (1:2–3:8). This term refers to a day when God settles accounts with those who oppose Him (a day of judgment) and rewards the remnant of faithful followers (a day of deliverance/salvation). Indeed, “the Mighty Warrior who saves [and] will take great delight in you” (3:17) is also “the Mighty Warrior [who] shouts his battle cry” (1:14). The sovereign God of all the earth has the right to call the nations into account. By: Arthur Jackson
Our Daily Bread Devotional for Friday 29 October 2021 | Message:
Seventeen months after our first child—a boy—was born, along came a little girl. I was overjoyed at the thought of having a daughter, but I was also a bit uneasy because while I knew a few things about little boys, this was uncharted territory. We named her Sarah, and one of my privileges was rocking her to sleep so my wife could rest. I’m not sure why, but I started trying to sing her to sleep, and the song of choice was “You Are My Sunshine.” Whether holding her in my arms or standing above her in her crib, I quite literally sang over her, and loved every minute of it. She’s in her twenties now, and I still call her Sunshine.
We usually think about angels singing. But when was the last time you thought about God singing? That’s right—God singing. And furthermore, when was the last time you thought about Him singing over you? Zephaniah is clear in his message to Jerusalem: “The Lord your God” takes great delight in you, so much so that He “rejoice[s] over you with singing” (3:17). Although this message speaks directly to Jerusalem, it’s likely God sings over us—those who have received Jesus as Savior—too! What song does He sing? Well, Scripture’s not clear on that.
But the song is born out of His love, so we can trust it’s true and noble and right and pure and lovely and admirable (Philippians 4:8). By: John Blase
Reflect: What feelings are stirred when you consider God singing over you? Is that something unbelievable or something comforting? Why?
Prayer: Good Father, the thought that You would sing over me in joy is such an assurance and comfort. Thank You.
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