Daily Bread 3/27/2023


    Daily Bread – March 27, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 1 Timothy 4:8 – For bodily exercise has a little profit but godliness is profitable in every way having a promise of life now and of that which is to come.  Paul encouraged Timothy to give himself to the vigorous training of godliness, rather than to bodily exercise. Doing the things that are written in Scripture is godliness. The mixture of men’s ideas with Scripture, and all the other notions of right and wrong – these are empty words that should be regarded as foolish chatter from the ignorant. The discipline of the saints is one of the spirit. Our focus should be on the spiritual man becoming strong enough to withstand all sin and iniquity, as well as our development in faith that we may be mighty in word and deed. True godliness is only possible through one’s willingness and commitment to being under a strict obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16). In keeping with this metaphor, an athlete not only gives himself to rigorous physical training to succeed (in the event that he desires to win), but the athlete also has a strict diet and discipline in every aspect of his life, so he may become the best at what he is training for. So then, if we are going to enter into training for godly living, there will also need to be strict disciplines of what we will allow in our lives. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen