Daily Bread 5/15/2023


Daily Bread – May 15, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost. Oh what love, what amazing devotion exists within the heart of God that He would come seeking us! God, in His love, has elected and called the whole world to come into His presence and be His sons and daughters (John 3:16, 12:32, 1:12, 15:16; 2 Peter 3:9). In His desperation to save us, He pursues after us, and then stands pounding with urgency at the door of each person’s heart (Revelation 3:20). Those who respond to Jesus receive the blessing of His abundant life and presence taking up residence within their lives. We are called “sought out” for the Lord pursued us with all His might (Isaiah 62:12). He laid aside all of His riches and majesty and became a servant in order to bear away our sins and to take away our iniquities, to clean away all of our filthiness, and to make for us garments of righteousness (Isaiah 61:3; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17). The Lord lifts up His voice, calling and pleading with all mankind to come and receive the gift of life! Unfortunately, many people do not realize they are lost. Their comforts and false securities have deceived them into believing they know what they are doing. The religious think they can depend upon their religion, the wealthy think they can depend upon their riches, the intellectual believes they can depend upon their knowledge – but all these things will fail (Ezekiel 34:16; Jeremiah 9:23-24). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen