Daily Bread 1/23/2023


Daily Bread – January 23, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 2 Corinthians 4:7 – But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. This Treasure We Have God has put a treasure in earthen vessels, a wellspring in the earthen body and the rivers of God in the depths of our being. This treasure, which Paul also called a precious thing, or deposit, is none other than the new creation (2 Timothy 1:14; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Peter referred to the treasure as “the divine nature”, and John said “the Greater One Who is in us” (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 4:4). Both the Father and Jesus have come to make their dwelling in us (John 14:23).The Holy Spirit is both with us and in us insomuch that we are His temple, His dwelling place. If we are going to walk in this divine life of God, then we must be convinced Jesus Christ is in us. Do we realize God demands that we not only recognize Jesus is in us, but that we also be conformed to His image (2 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 8:29)? How can there be any room for anyone to believe that those so transformed have “no good thing in them?” Our faith becomes effectual when we acknowledge this good thing that is in us (Philemon 1:6). If we deny this glorious work of the new birth and the presence of Christ Jesus in us, then we deny the faith. Unless we are willing to look into the mirror and behold the fulness of the glory of God, then we remain unchanged (2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:23-24; Romans 12:1-2; John 1:16). Blessings Pastor Mark Spitsbergen