Daily Bread 12/13/2023


Daily Bread – December 13, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 – And the Lord make you to increase in love one unto another and unto all as also we to you. So that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God and our Father in the coming of Jesus our Lord with all His holy ones.  Increasing In Love A gospel lacking love is heresy. The life of the redeemed is characterized first by a love for God defined by obedience (John 14:15,21, 15:10). Secondly, there is a love for the brethren proven by one’s willingness to lay down his/her life for the community of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:9; John 13:34, 15:12; 1 John 4:21). Committing ourselves to the love of God is committing ourselves to holiness. Equally, true spiritual maturity is observed by an ever increasing expression of this kind of love. We are to remain in this love so that we can remain in a yielded state to the Holy Ghost, Who will strengthen us in our inner being so we might walk in holiness. Being blameless before God is a result of walking in holiness. We must recognize how we are called to all holiness and godliness – and without holiness, we will not see God (1 Peter 1:15; 2 Peter 3:11; Hebrews 12:14; Ephesians 1:4). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen