Daily Bread 3/25/2023


    Daily Bread – March 25, 2023 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) 2 Peter 2:9 – The Lord knows to deliver the godly from temptation, but the unrighteous are kept to a day of judgment being punished. Now the Lord has set apart him that is godly for Himself (Psalms 4:3). There are four Greek words translated “godly” in the New Testament. Three of them share common roots, whereas the fourth is the same word used to translate God (theos), “For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world works death” (2 Corinthians 7:10). All four of these words denote the opposite of unrighteousness and ungodliness. Godliness is the nature of holiness we have been given by the Holy Spirit. Everyday, if we give ourselves to the realms of the Kingdom of God and yield to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, we are taught how to walk in godliness (2 Peter 1:3-8). One of the primary words in the New Testament translated “godliness” (eusebeia) is given a clear definition by its application in 1 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:3. In these verses, godliness is defined by the life and nature of Jesus Christ, and as the divine nature given to everyone who has been born of God. We are taught of God to deny ungodliness and live soberly, righteously, and godly (eusebos) in this present world (Titus 2:11-12). There should be no mistake: godliness is something God demands of our lives. He has called every one of us to take hold of “the doctrine which is according to godliness” (1 Timothy 6:3). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen