Daily Bread 3/9/2023


    Daily Bread – March 9, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Ephesians 4:22 – You shall lay aside, concerning the former behavior, the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful desires. The Choice To Serve God Or Turn Back To Sin Referring to the life before redemption as “old” leaves no doubt of the view of Scripture concerning the nature of sin. By the free gift of salvation and the miracle of the new birth, it has been entirely removed from the redeemed man. It was washed away with the waters of regeneration (Titus 3:5). Although sin has no right to execute dominion over a child of God, the fact remains that every child of God must resist the temptations of the former behavior (Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 3:9; Romans 6:13; 1 Peter 1:14). Just because our Savior, Jesus Christ, came and delivered us from the nature of sin and the power of the Devil does not mean that we cannot return into captivity and be imprisoned once again. Every person that received the miracle of salvation was set free. Similar to Adam now, every redeemed person has been given the right to choose if they will serve God or turn to sin. We have put on the beautiful garments of salvation, being clothed with Christ – let’s never take them off (Isaiah 52:1; Romans 13:14; Galatians 3:27). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen