Daily Bread 5/30/2023


    Daily Bread – May 30, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Matthew 7:24 – Everyone, then, who hears these words of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who builds his house upon a rock. Obedience Is Essential There is a terrible consequence to neglecting the Word of God. When we consider the price Father paid to give us Jesus, and observe how He withheld none of His love and mercy from any man, providing all with an immeasurable grace, how then can we think we will escape damnation if we refuse to learn His ways (Matthew 7:24; Hebrews 2:3, 10:28-29)? Although it is language much too hard for some people, be sure that those who refuse to obey the Word of God are the wicked, and of this we may be certain: the wicked are overthrown, but the house of the righteous will stand forever (Proverbs 12:7, 14:11). Too many think they are right with God just because they have orthodox beliefs, but it is one thing to believe what God has said and to approve of it, and it is altogether something different to do it. The Gospel was also preached to Israel, but the Word they heard was not mixed with faith, and they, continuing in their disobedience, perished (Hebrews 3:17, 4:2). We must fear, lest any of us should come short of the promise being left to us of entering into His so great salvation. We cannot truly call Jesus ‘Lord’ unless we do what He says. The Spirit of truth has come to lead us and teach us the life and obedience of Jesus. The life we are taught by the Lord is the life of doing the will of the Father and ceasing from our own works, and the way we bring forth the fruits of His life witnessed in us now and on that day (Luke 6:46; Mark 3:35; Matthew 12:50, 7:19-20; John 16:13-15; and Romans 8:14,16; Galatians 5:22-23; Philippians 1:11; Ephesians 5:9). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen