Daily Bread 11/7/2022


Daily Bread – November 7, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 2 Corinthians 13:5 – Test yourself to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourself; do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? Otherwise, you are counterfeit. Acknowledging The Glorious Truth It would have been difficult for Paul to use a more harsh word than “counterfeit” for those who failed the test of examining themselves as to whether they were in Christ Jesus or not. To say that one is “counterfeit” or “reprobate” means the person is both undiscerning and unfit. This word is used for those who have either rejected God, or have been rejected by God (Titus 1:16; Romans 1:28; 2 Timothy 3:8; 1 Corinthians 9:27). Such a one has failed to realize, much less confess, that Christ Jesus is in them. Certainly, Paul did not believe they would fail the test, but they indeed needed to be sobered up because they were drifting upon a sea of jeopardy. If we are going to receive the benefits of faith, then we must believe the Word of God! It is essential we acknowledge the truth of the glorious mystery of God regarding Christ is indeed living in us – for this is the living faith of the living Savior, Who has made us alive together with Him, and in Whose life we dwell (Colossians 2:2, 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:10; John 15:1-5)! In Chapter 11, Paul had warned how there were those who were preaching another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4). The Jesus Paul preached was One Who had both risen from the dead and was dwelling in the life of those who had received the miracle of salvation. There is no faith without Jesus – for He is the Author and Finisher (Leader and Perfecter) of faith (Hebrews 12:2)! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen