Daily Bread 1/9/2021


John 8:29 – And He that sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone; for I always do those things that please Him.

The most perfect example of having “no condemnation” is found in these words of Jesus: “I always do those things that please Him.” Would any of Gods saints (holy ones) dare to say such a thing today? Yet at the same time, we must recognize there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). If we are going to exercise ourselves to always have a conscience void of offense towards God, then this should be a living reality for us (Acts 24:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:10; Hebrews 9:14, 10:22).

God has provided us with a cleansing that removes every sin through the Blood of Jesus. He has given us His own strength, might, and power to do those things that always please Him by giving us His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:16, 6:10, 1:19; 2 Corinthians 3:11). We should be willing to see ourselves as the sons of God, and realize how Father has honored us with the privilege to sit at His side (John 17:22; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1-3; Romans 5:17). We should be willing to see Him always before us, and on our right hand, that we should not be moved (Psalms 16:8; John 8:28, 15:5).

Why do people seem to recoil at the notion that we can walk with God in holiness and righteousness all the days of our lives (Luke 1:68-75; Ephesians 4:24; Jeremiah 31:33-34; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Hebrews 12:14)? There must be a shift in our own expectations of the relationship that has been given to us by God. God has provided everything we need to walk with Him in a relationship with no guilt or condemnation. We should be willing to run after such a relationship with everything within us (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; Psalm 119:10; ; Matthew 6:21,33)!


Pastor Mark Spitsbergen