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Grace Outside the Box

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July 28, 2020 8:00 pm

Grace Outside the Box

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July 28, 2020 8:00 pm

Tom worked for a law firm that advised Bob’s company. They became friends—until Tom embezzled thousands of dollars from the company. Bob was hurt and angry when he found out, but he received wise counsel from his vice president, a believer in Christ. The VP noticed Tom was deeply ashamed and repentant, and he advised Bob to drop the charges and hire Tom. “Pay him a modest salary so he can make restitution. You’ll never have a more grateful, loyal employee.” Bob did, and Tom was.

Mephibosheth, grandson of King Saul, hadn’t done anything wrong, but he was in a tough spot when David became king. Most kings killed the royal bloodline. But David loved King Saul’s son Jonathan, and treated his surviving son as his own (see 2 Samuel 9:1–13). His grace won a friend for life. Mephibosheth marveled that he “deserved nothing but death from my lord the king, but you gave your servant a place” (19:28). He remained loyal to David, even when David’s son Absalom chased David from Jerusalem (2 Samuel 16:1–4; 19:24–30).

Do you want a loyal friend for life? Someone so extraordinary may require you to do something extraordinary. When common sense says punish, choose grace. Hold them accountable, but give the undeserving a chance to make things right. You may never find a more grateful, devoted friend. Think outside the box, with grace.

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Welcome to another daily encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional. Today's reading titled grace outside the box was written by Mike Widmer Tom work for a law firm that advised Bob's company. They became friends until Tom embezzled thousands of dollars in the company. Bob was hurt and angry when he found out but he received wise counsel from his vice president.

A believer in Christ. The VP notice. Tom was deeply ashamed and repentant, and he advised Bob to drop the charges and hired Tom pay them a modest salary so he can make restitution.

You'll never have a more grateful loyal employee Bob did. Tom was the super chef grandson of King Saul hadn't done anything wrong but he was in a tough spot. When David became king. Most kings killed the royal bloodline, but David loved King Saul's son Jonathan and treated his surviving son as his own. His grace when a friend for life and second Samuel 19 my figure chef marveled that he deserved nothing but death from my lord the king you gave your servant a place he remained loyal to David. Even when David son Absalom chased David from Jerusalem.

Do you want a loyal friend for life, someone so extraordinary may require you to do something extraordinary when common sense says punish twos grace hold them accountable but give the undeserving chance to make things right. You may never find a more grateful devoted friend. Think outside the box with grace. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from second Samuel chapter 9 verses one through seven. David asked is there anyone still left of the house of Saul, to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake. Now there was a servant of Saul's household name. Zebra, they summoned him to appear before David and the king said to him, are you zebra at your service. He replied the king asked his and no one still left alive from the house of Saul, to whom I can show God's kindness. Zebra answered the king.

There is still a son of Jonathan. He is lame in both feet. Where is he the king asked Zebra answered he is at the house of my Kerr son of Amiel and load the bar so King David had them brought from load to bar from the house of my Kerr son of Amiel when the figure chef son of Jonathan, the son of Saul came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor. David said the figure chef at your service.

He replied don't be afraid. David said to him, for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul. You will always eat at my table. Let's pray father. You've shown us extraordinary grace undeserved grace in Christ. Please teach us that kind of grace and mercy so that we will granted to others and live in unity and harmony together.

Displaying your love to the world. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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