Our Daily Bread, Monday 17th October 2022 Monday ODB Daily Devotional Reading
Our Daily Bread, Monday 17th October 2022 || Monday ODB
TOPIC: God Spoke
READ: Genesis 1:1–4 | BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 50–52, 1 Thessalonians 5
KEY VERSE: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. – Genesis 1:3
Our Daily Bread, Monday 17th October 2022 || MESSAGE
In 1876, inventor Alexander Graham Bell spoke the very first words on a telephone. He called his assistant, Thomas Watson, saying, “Watson, come here. I want to see you.” Crackly and indistinct, but intelligible, Watson heard what Bell had said. The first words spoken by Bell over a phone line proved that a new day for human communication had dawned.
Establishing the dawn of the first day into the “formless and empty” earth (Genesis 1:2), God spoke His first words recorded in Scripture: “Let there be light” (v. 3). These words were filled with creative power. He spoke, and what He declared came into existence (Psalm 33:6, 9). God said, “let there be light” and so it was. His words produced immediate victory as darkness and chaos gave way to the brilliance of light and order. Light was God’s answer to the dominance of darkness. And when He had created the light, He saw that it “was good” (Genesis 1:4).
God’s first words continue to be powerful in the lives of believers in Jesus. With the dawning of each new day, it’s as if God is restating His spoken words in our lives. When darkness—literally and metaphorically—gives way to the brilliance of His light, may we praise Him and acknowledge that He’s called out to us and truly sees us.
REFLECT: When dawn breaks through the darkness, how will you celebrate God’s love and faithfulness? How has God’s light opened your eyes to see Him?
PRAY: Creator of Light, I praise You for dispelling the darkness of this world—opening my eyes to You and Your presence in my life.