Daily Bread 2/18/2023


    Daily Bread – February 18, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Proverbs 3:9-10 – Honor Yahweh with your wealth and the first fruits of all your increase, and your storehouse shall be filled with plenty and your wine vats will overflow with new wine Participating In The Kingdom Of God Through Giving Wisdom and understanding are taught to us by the Word of God. Through wisdom and understanding, we are given the insight to succeed. If we desire to step into the blessings Father has provided for us in Christ Jesus, then we must be willing to be obedient to the instructions of wisdom and understanding given to us in His Word. When it comes to the blessings of wealth, the first principle we must be willing to obey is the one of giving (Luke 6:38). If we are going to participate in the power (divine ability) given to us by God to make wealth, then we must be willing to be obedient to the Word of God that both produces and develops the faith that obtains the promises (Deuteronomy 8:18; Hebrews 6:12, 11:33; 2 Corinthians 1:20). We are told to honor the Lord with both our substance (those things we already possess), and with our increase. As we begin to acquire a vision of all there is to accomplish in the Kingdom of God, we suddenly come to realize not only our own responsibility to participate, but also the vastness of the need that must be met. In this place of vision, the Holy Spirit begins to enlarge our hearts in the realms of faith to step out and believe God for more. This is not for our own self-interest, but for something far bigger than ourselves – the souls of lost men and women, and the need to participate in the establishment of the local Church in order to train up people in the ways of the Kingdom of God. The Macedonian Church was so inspired and taken by this need they made themselves poor by giving all they had for the ministry (2 Corinthians 8:4). They saw that through giving they had the opportunity to participate in the Kingdom of God, and Paul saw their opportunity to enlarge both their spiritual account, as well as the means to open a supply of supernatural provision (Philippians 4:17-19; 2 Corinthians 9:8-9; Matthew 6:20-21, 33). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen