My Daily Bread – By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿค‘, and honour, and lifeโœ๏ธ.ย Then Peter came up and said to him, “LORD, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” JESUS said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”ย Just a Touch. LORD, we want to show the fearless LOVE ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜โฃ๏ธ You showed when You walked this earth. What difference might we make if we overcome our fears and trust GOD to use us? JESUS reached out His hand ๐Ÿค and touched the man.ย 


My Daily Bread – By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿค‘, and honour, and lifeโœ๏ธ. 
Then Peter came up and said to him, “LORD, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” JESUS said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” 

Just a Touch. LORD, we want to show the fearless LOVE ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜โฃ๏ธ You showed when You walked this earth. What difference might we make if we overcome our fears and trust GOD to use us? JESUS reached out His hand ๐Ÿค and touched the man. 

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By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฑ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿค‘, and honour, and lifeโœ๏ธ.

Proverbs 22:4 KJV

http://bible.com/1/pro.22.4.KJV

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Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came up and said to him, “LORD, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” JESUS said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” 

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2017-05-02.htm

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Just a Touch. LORD, we want to show the fearless LOVE You showed when You walked this earth.

JESUS reached out His hand and touched the man.โ€”Matthew 8:3

Kiley leaped at the chance to go to a remote area of East Africa to assist a medical mission, yet she felt uneasy. She didnโ€™t have any medical experience. Still, she could provide basic care.

While there, she met a woman with a horrible but treatable disease. The womanโ€™s distorted leg repulsed her, but Kiley knew she had to do something. As she cleaned and bandaged the leg, her patient began crying. Concerned, Kiley asked if she was hurting her. โ€œNo,โ€ she replied. โ€œItโ€™s the first time anyone has touched me in nine years.โ€

Leprosy is another disease that can render its victims repulsive to others, and ancient Jewish culture had strict guidelines to prevent its spread: โ€œThey must live alone,โ€ the law declared. โ€œThey must live outside the campโ€ (Lev. 13:46).

Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s so remarkable that a leper approached JESUS to say, โ€œLORD, if you are willing, you can make me cleanโ€ (Matt. 8:2). โ€œJESUS reached out His hand and touched the man. โ€˜I.AM willing,โ€™ He said. โ€˜Be clean!โ€™ โ€ (v. 3).

In touching a lonely womanโ€™s diseased leg, Kiley began to show the fearless, bridge-building LOVE of JESUS. A single touch made a difference. โ€”Tim Gustafson

LORD, we want to show the fearless LOVE You showed when You walked this earth.

What difference might we make if we overcome our fears and trust GOD to use us? Share with other readers at Facebook.com/ourdailybread.

INSIGHT: Do you wonder what it would feel like to be an โ€œuntouchableโ€? Or do you know all too well what it means to be avoided like the plague, either from your own experience or through the pain of someone you love? If youโ€™ve felt the sting of exclusion, then you probably can feel empathy for the leper who reached out to JESUS. Until that day, this man would have had to live on the outside of normal relationships and society. According to ancient ceremonial rules, โ€œThose who suffer from a serious skin disease must . . . cover their mouth and call out, โ€˜Unclean! Unclean!โ€™ As long as the serious disease lasts, they . . . must live in isolation in their place outside the campโ€ (Lev. 13:45-46 nlt). Such social isolation, however, wasnโ€™t the worst part. In first-century Israel, lepers were regarded as rejected by GOD. So imagine what it must have meant when JESUS reached out to a desperate person who probably hadnโ€™t felt a human touch for years. Every time JESUS performed a miracle of healing, He gave credibility to His words and showed hopeless, suffering, and even untouchable people that GOD knew and LOVED them. Mart DeHaan

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