Daily Bread 3/29/2023


    Daily Bread – March 29, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God ordained that we should walk in them. His Workmanship – The New Creation Paul opens up his Epistle to the Ephesians by declaring why we were made. We were created to be blameless before God, walking in holiness and love (Ephesians 1:3-4). When Adam turned his face away from the Lord in pursuit of his own interests, he lost this glory and stepped over into the shame of sin and death. The twisted nature of sin produced its destructive ruin in Adam’s spirit instantaneously. Adam was left trembling in fear and shame, unable to endure the presence of God. Every generation that followed Adam sank deeper into the spiritual darkness and ruin because of the evil reign of sin and separation from God. When Adam fell, God immediately went to work by calling out to him and making a way for him to return to the glory he had lost. God ordained a way to spiritually recreate and bring forth that which He purposed when He created man in His own image and likeness. He has made the only way for man to come back to Him. A miraculous recreation and regeneration has been provided for anyone who is willing to call upon the Name of the Savior (2 Corinthians 5:17-18; Titus 3:4-7). As death and sin seized the heart of Adam, the life and righteousness of Christ Jesus can seize your heart right now. God has poured out the life-giving Spirit through the blood of Jesus, and a new creation can spring forth in anyone who would ask (2 Peter 1:4; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Hebrews 8:10; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Peter 2:20). The unspeakable gift of salvation makes us His workmanship, where we are now recreated in Christ Jesus. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen