Daily Bread 12/5/2022


Daily Bread – December 5, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Ephesians 5:9 – For the fruit of the Spirit, in all goodness and righteousness and truth. Righteousness – The Abundant Life Of God Righteousness is the chief characteristic of the Kingdom of God and should receive the foremost attention by those consecrated to the life of Christ (Matthew 6:33; Romans 14:17; Colossians 3:1-3). Righteousness is to be the focus of our faith and the desire of our hearts (Romans 10:6,10; Galatians 3:11; Philippians 3:9). God, in His loving-kindness, blessed us with the gift of life and righteousness. He has raised us from the dead and awakened us from our sleep to live in righteousness and sin no more (1 Corinthians 15:34; Psalms 4:3-4; Luke 1:73-75; Ephesians 4:24). Should we call the gift of life legalism? Can we be born again of God and scorn at what God calls good? We have been given the grace to live under the administration of righteousness and be taught by God Himself. Surrounded by Hs glory, protected by His love, He gave us His own armor of righteousness that we might have a defense from all those evil things that would otherwise destroy us, on our right hand and on our left (2 Corinthians 3:9; 6:7; 1 Timothy 6:11). Living in righteousness is living in the life of God, and is the light the world needs so desperately to see (1 John 2:29, 3:7; Matthew 5:14-16)! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen