Daily Bread 2/9/2023


    Daily Bread – February 9, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) 1 Corinthians 2:16 – For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him; but we have the mind of Christ. Who Can Know The Mind Of God? Who can be so bold as to say they have the mind of God? Who can proclaim they have the thoughts of God, and are submitted to them? Are not these things far from us and completely out of reach? For the Scripture says, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! Who has known the mind of the Lord?” (Romans 11:33-34). We can say, however, those who have been born of the Spirit have been given this mind of Christ and renewed in the knowledge of the Lord! We have put on the new man which is “RENEWED in KNOWLEDGE after the image of Him that created him” (Colossians 3:10). Now, in Christ Jesus, we can boldly say we know “… all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). These treasures are all hid in Christ Jesus, and only those who have Christ dwelling in them have this knowledge of God. Flesh and blood does not have this knowledge, nor is it found within our intellect or the realm of our reasoning. These thoughts are not our thoughts; they are the thoughts of God, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” saith the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Yet now, through the New Covenant, God has put His Holy Spirit in us. We have been joined unto the Lord, and made one with Him; and through the Spirit, we now have the knowledge of the Lord. We have been given an understanding heart that we might know Him! By the Holy Ghost, the things in His heart flow out of us like rivers! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen