Our Daily Bread is a daily Biblical devotional guide. It is good for personal and family devotions. Since 1956 RBC has been producing this booklet. RBC is an abbreviated name for Radio Bible Class. They have locations in Grand Rapids, MI and in Windsor, ON.
On the pages of this booklet are dated stories with a Biblical perspective. Although short in duration, these narratives relay a thought-provoking message with a word of encouragement. Coupled with the story is a passage of Scripture that further emphasizes what you have read. It would probably take 10 minutes at the most to complete.
At the conclusion of the reading is some kind of saying or short poem that parallels the entire article. These short snippets are written by an experienced staff of about 15 writers.
Additionally, for those interested in reading the Bible in its entirety in a year’s time, you will see a section heading The Bible In One Year. It breaks down the Bible into chapters to read from the Old and New Testament. I, like many have struggled in accomplishing this feat, but with it broken down in “bite-size” portions I am happily realizing my goal.
If time is crucial to you, perhaps you could read a part in the morning and then conclude in the evening before retiring to bed. Whatever route you choose it is definitely doable.
At the very back of the booklet is a topical index of various subjects that have been written about in the devotionals. What I like most about this index is that it allows me access immediately to pinpoint what I’m looking for. It saves me from having to look through the whole booklet. The topics are listed alphabetically which is a time saver. Some of their current listings are on loyalty, relationships, worry, hope, encouragement, witnessing, suffering and trials. At any given time these particular choices give you insight or clarification into something you may be currently experiencing.
I enjoy reading Our Daily Bread because it allows me to start my day off in a positive manner. As a Christian I need a solid foundation to keep me grounded on a regular and consistent basis. Just as I need physical food to survive, my spiritual diet is what gives me the strength to keep persevering. Let’s face it. Life has hurdles and challenges that sometimes “rock our world”.
This devotional guide will help those who lead very hectic lifestyles. Sometimes you don’t know if you’re coming or going. Let me encourage you to carve out at least 10 minutes to find some tranquility to be ready for what life throws your way. It can be a positive starting point for you.
Our Daily Bread comes out once a quarter or 4 times a year. Perhaps you’ve seen these booklets at your place of worship. If so, they are put there for the convenience of their members and visitors to take.. If not, there are several ways you can obtain this guide. Write them at RBC Ministries, P.O. Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2222. In Canada write them at RBC Ministries (Canada), Box 1622, Windsor, ON N9A 6Z7.
Their website is www.rbc.org. There you will find an option to listen to them online. Additionally there are other items of interest that are designed to assist you in your spiritual journey.
You don’t have to worry about being bombarded with mail from them. While they do have an envelope for donations that you will notice in their mail correspondence to you, this service is absolutely free. If you feel inclined to contribute to the ministry that is entirely up to you. They have never pressured me. Stated on their booklet it says in bold writing the following, “Support for RBC Ministries comes from the gifts of friends like you. We are not funded or endowed by any group or denomination”.
So let me encourage you to become a part of the RBC family, too. In the midst of all that happens around us, there is still hope in Christ. RBC strives to offer that hope to others.
I would definitely, with wholehearted enthusiasm recommend Our Daily Bread for those needing a spiritual boost. And when you finish with it, you might consider passing it on to someone else!!!!