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The Upper Room Devotional 25 July 2022 Monday | The Best that We Have

The Upper Room Devotional 25 July 2022 Monday | The Best that We Have

The Upper Room Devotional 25 July 2022 Monday | The Best that We Have

Read and Meditate on Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Monday 25th July 2022, written by Esther MacDonald. May the Lord Almighty God bless you!

THE UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL 25 JULY 2022 SUNDAY

Today’s Topic: The Best that We Have
Esther MacDonald (Quebec, Canada)

TODAY’S READING
2 Corinthians 10:12-18

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
It is enough to offer my best to God.

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. – Exodus 40:34 (NIV)

I tend to fall into the trap of comparing myself with others quite easily. Usually I’m comparing my spirituality or level of ministry involvement to that of others. The other day on social media, I came across a photograph that corrected my perspective. The picture was of a breakfast-in-bed tray that a three-year-old daughter had prepared for her mother. It contained two slices of unbuttered raisin bread and a beautiful mug filled with cold water. Not very appetizing, to say the least! But the little fingers gripping the sides of the tray were enough to melt any heart.

Exodus 40 describes the building of the tabernacle by the Israelites in the wilderness and the glory of the Lord descending on it. The contrast between this structure and the temple built later by Solomon is striking (1 Kings 6–8). The first was humble compared to the second, but God did not consider it too lowly to inhabit. He came to it in his full glory. Why? Because it was made from the best the people had at that time.

God doesn’t need the finest gifts the world has to offer. God wants us to offer the best that we have. If that’s what we’re giving to God, then God is indeed pleased.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, forgive us when we compare ourselves to others. Help us keep our eyes focused on you and to use the gifts you’ve given us for your glory. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Those addicted to social media

The Upper Room Devotional 25 July 2022 Monday | The Best that We Have

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