Daily Bread 4/29/2022


Daily Bread – April 29, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) John 6:27 – Labor not for the food that is consumed, but for the food which remains unto eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, for the Father God has sealed Him. God has set His seal on the Son, in that He has consecrated the Son. The Greek ‘sphragizo’ can mean to “close up someone or something”, which in this case would also imply that the issue of Jesus’ identity is completely settled, He is indeed the One Who gives eternal life. We may also understand this as a “mark” wherein the Father has identified that Jesus Christ is the One Who gives eternal life by giving Him the Spirit without measure (John 3:33-34). Everyone who has believed has also been sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13) It may also mean “certify”, as God the Father has certified Jesus by signs and wonders. The Authorized Version renders this as – seal 22 times, set to (one’s) seal 1 time, stop 1 time, seal up 1 time, set a seal 1 time, and seal 1 time. The Hebrew equivalent ‘chatham’ first occurs in Deuteronomy 32:34, which is Moses’ final blessing and song for Israel, “Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?” Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen