Daily Bread 1/16/2023


    Daily Bread – January 16, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 1 John 2:6 – He that says he abides in Him ought himself to walk also just as He walks. Jesus Always Pleased the Father, and So Should We The life of Christ is filled with the goodness and purity of Heaven, and God demands that we conform in every way to the image of Christ Jesus (Romans 8:29, 12:1-2). He has given us the opportunity to repent, to be converted, and to learn to walk just as He walks. We are living in perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1). Everywhere men live very differently from the life shown to us by Christ Jesus, and yet they believe they abide in Him. In these perilous times, the voice of Christ Jesus that cries out against a rebellious and crooked generation is regarded as the voice of mad and angry men. Yet, the foundation of God stands sure – God has not changed, and He will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7; 2 Timothy 2:19). In His abundant mercy, He has provided the salvation we need to live life according to godliness, and we must take heed that we be found in Christ (Galatians 2:17; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Corinthians 7:1, 13:5; Titus 2:11-13). If we live in Christ Jesus, then we keep His Word, we walk as He walks, the Holy Spirit teaches us and leads us, we do not continue in sin, we keep His commandments, we have His Spirit, we dwell in God, He dwells in us, and the fruits of His Life are manifested in our lives (John 14:23; 1 John 2:5-6, 27-28, 3:6, 24, 4:13, 15-16, 5:20). The way Jesus walked received Father’s full approval, witnessed definitively when God said, “This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17, 17:5). The whole life and walk of Jesus was found in one single purpose: to do the will of the Father (John 5:30, 8:28-29; Hebrews 10:7). Those who follow Jesus, and live only to do the will of the Father and walk even as He walks, will hear the Father say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant,” simply because they are found to exist in the Son (Matthew 12:50; 1 Peter 4:1-2; 1 John 5:11). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen