Daily Bread 5/3/2022


Daily Bread – May 3, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) John 6:68 – Then Simon Peter answered Him, “Master to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Jesus is our only option. Either we trust in Him, or we go it alone. There is no other place we can go to find someone like Jesus. He is the One that was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities, for He laid down His life to redeem us from sin and darkness (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 20:28; Romans 5:8-10; Ephesians 5:2). He is the only one that can heal our diseases and cleanse our sin – without Him, there is no hope (Luke 4:18; Acts 4:12, 10:38; Matthew 8:16-17) . There are those who think the religions of the world hold some sort of promise; however, the reality is that, at best, you are left to yourself to find God. The concepts of God espoused by the many religions of the world are not of a loving God reaching out for man to bring him out of his darkness into a relationship of love, but one of many angry gods who hate mankind, and that a person can only hope to appease so that they do not destroy you. God so loved the world that He gave us Jesus to redeem us from every curse and every power of death. God loves us so much He came to die in our place so the death grip of sin and Satan would be broken off of our lives (Hebrews 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:10; 1 John 3:8). He arose again from the dead so we might be raised from the dead – first spiritually, and then later physically. He came as a servant to serve us and to show us a heart of desperate love for us (Philippians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Mark 10:44-45; John 13:4-5). Jesus forever lives to take our part and to forever stand for us as our God and Savior, as well as our friend and brother (Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 2:11; John 20:17). There is no other source of peace. Jesus alone is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6; John 14:27). In Christ Jesus alone is life, and life more abundantly (1 John 5:11-13,20; John 10:10). There is no other place for us to go, for Jesus alone has the words and the power of eternal and abundant life. He is the only One Who is committed to never leave us nor forsake us. He is the One who has committed His very own life to convince us He loves us with an everlasting love (John 15:13; Jeremiah 31:3; 1 John 3:16). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen