Daily Bread 5/2/2022


Daily Bread – May 2, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) John 6:63 – It is the Spirit that makes alive. The flesh is of no benefit. The words which I have spoken to you are Spirit, and they are Life. The Word Strengthens Us In Faith Have you ever noticed when you begin to read the Word of God, you felt comfort and peace? Suddenly, instead of feeling weak and overcome, you were quickened? The temptations ceased and your surroundings became charged with the presence of the Lord? We must recognize the Word of God is living and powerful (Hebrews 4:12-13; Jeremiah 23:29; Romans 1:16; 1 Peter 1:23; James 1:21). We need to understand the spiritual strength and divine resource God has made available to us through His written Word. The Word of God is one of the weapons of our warfare; it is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). The Word of God is a shield of protection against temptation and the enemy of our souls (Psalms 18:30; Proverbs 30:5). The Word of God will quicken you with insight and with strength to do what is right (Psalms 119:25, 107, 105, 130, 154; and Psalms 19:7-8; 2 Peter 1:19). If we would but recognize the resource God has supplied us with through His Word, we would find a great delight in it, instead of trying to find time to include the study of the Word into our daily routines. If we would come to understand the fellowship we are allowed to have with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit when we sit down to read the Word, we would look forward to it every day. If we would give ourselves to the study of the Word at least once in the day and once at night, we would enjoy the blessings and the strength God has promised (Psalms 1:2, 119:15, 148). If we will stand in awe of God and tremble at the glory of His Word, we will realize the reward of the Lord and find ourselves living in the Spirit and walking as those who have overcome the world (1 John 2:14, 4:4, 5:4-5,18; Psalms 119:11; John 8:31). If we will abide in His Word and allow His Word to abide in us, then we will enter into a realm of relationship and faith that will result in receiving from God whatever we ask (John 15:7). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen