Our Daily Bread 26 October 2022 (Wednesday Message)

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Our Daily Bread 26 October 2022 (Wednesday Message)

Welcome!!! Read Our Daily Bread Today’s Devotional for Wednesday. The word of God is food to the spirit man. Read and digest the word of the Lord for today and see how powerfully it will impact you.

Our Daily Bread Ministries is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

Our Daily Bread 26 October 2022 (Wednesday Message)

Today’s Topic: Walk On

Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 9–11; 1 Timothy 6

Bible Verse: My word . . . will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Isaiah 55:9–11

To urge God’s people to return to Him (Isaiah 55:6–7), the prophet Isaiah emphasized that God’s ways aren’t like ours (v. 8). He’s far more merciful and forgiving; “he will freely pardon” (v. 7). And Isaiah vividly described the foundational reason for returning to God: He’s completely trustworthy and can be depended upon to do good for His people.

Isaiah used the imagery of precipitation (vv. 10–11) to illustrate this idea. In the ancient Near East, where rainfall meant the difference between famine and harvest, life and death, this comparison would’ve been especially powerful. Rainfall, Isaiah says, makes the earth “bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater” (v. 10). Like rain, God’s words and actions on behalf of His people always bring good—deep joy and a flourishing life (vv. 11–13). By: Monica La Rose


Walk On is the fascinating memoir of Ben Malcolmson, a student with virtually no football experience who became a “walk on”—a non-recruited player—for the 2007 University of Southern California Rose Bowl champion team. A college journalist, Malcolmson decided to write a first-person account of the grueling tryout process. To his disbelief, he won a coveted spot on the team.

After joining the team, Malcolmson’s faith compelled him to find God’s purpose for him in this unexpected opportunity. But his teammates’ indifference to discussions of faith left him discouraged. As he prayed for direction, Malcolmson read the powerful reminder in Isaiah where God says: “My word . . . will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). Inspired by Isaiah’s words, Malcolmson anonymously gave every player on the team a Bible.

Again, he was met with rejection. But years later, Malcolmson learned one player had read the Bible he’d been given—and shortly before his tragic death had demonstrated a relationship with and hunger for God, who he discovered in the pages of that Bible.

It’s likely that many of us have shared Jesus with a friend or family member, only to be met with indifference or outright rejection. But even when we don’t see results right away, God’s truth is powerful and will accomplish His purposes in His timing. By: Lisa M. Samra

Our Daily Bread 26 October 2022 (Reflection & Prayer)

  • How have you seen the power of Scripture at work? How has that brought blessing?
  • Heavenly Father, thank You that Your Word will achieve Your purposes.

Itari Odoko

Itari blessed Odoko, is a lover of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, Born again Child of God. A Singer of good melodies, praising God with her gifted voice. She is jovial, optimistic, and loves learning new things that will bring positive change around her.