Daily Bread 3/28/2023


    Daily Bread – March 28, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 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. Unfortunately, many in the Christian community today have become so confused that they would consider practicing godliness to be religious. They have lost all sense of direction, and are unable to discern the demarcation between the things of the Spirit and the world. They have no understanding of what it means to not be conformed to the world, and therefore, have no commitment to refuse all that is in the world (Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:16-17). In such a state, training to walk in godliness has no meaning – because they have been deceived to believe that all things are lawful. The notion that all things are lawful ultimately is equivalent to being lawless – which is a synonym for iniquity. If an athlete would take a similar position, they would never achieve their goal for there would be no right or wrong, and thus, no focus or discipline. If there is going to be spiritual advancement, then there has to be spiritual training in godliness. Training in godliness will perfect obedience and holiness. Instead of developing physical stamina and vigor, we will perfect a spiritual vigor that is strong in the Lord and the strength of His might. What we must understand is that godliness not only enables us to fully benefit from the abundant life now, but also leads to life everlasting. At the same time, all must be warned that ungodliness will lead to eternal damnation (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Psalm 1:4-7; 1 Peter 4:18; 2 Peter 3:7; Jude 1:15). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen