Daily Bread 2/24/2023


    Daily Bread – February 24, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Exodus 28:2 – And you shall make holy garments for Aaron, your brother, for glory and for beauty. The Holiness God Has Given Us In Jesus As Moses made holy garments for Aaron, Christ Jesus has made holy garments for us through the redemption He has provided for us. The Father has sent the Spirit of Holiness to transform and baptize us with the glory and beauty of God’s own divine nature. Whereas holiness can also be understood as part of ceremonial cleansing and dedication to God in the Old Testament, it is almost exclusively dedicated to moral purity in the New Testament (1 Peter 1:15-16, 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 2 Timothy 1:19; 2 Peter 1:3-11, 3:11-14; and Luke 1:74-75; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Titus 2:12-14; Hebrews 12:14). Should we realize that holiness is the promotion of the Lord that has brought us into the glory and beauty of His Own nature, we would no longer behold it as a trying and difficult religious obligation. Rather, we would realize that God, in His great love, has caused us to come and sit by His side and inherit the glory and beauty of His own riches and majesty! When sin and temptation would attempt to impose its iniquity upon us we would behold the beauty of the Lord and with absolute resolve declare, “I am not trading in my garments for some mouth eaten rags.” Blessings Pastor Mark Spitsbergen