Daily Bread 5/9/2023


Daily Bread – May 9, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Genesis 17:1 – And Abram was ninety-nine years old, and the Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and He said, “I am El Shaddai, walk before Me and be perfect.” God’s Provision Of Perfection  Most people are intimidated by the very idea that God would expect anyone to be perfect. However, if we look at this as an invitation from God to walk into a realm where His strength will supply, then in fact, God is honoring us with an invitation to receive from Him glory and honor (Romans 2:7,10; Hebrews 2:7; 1 Peter 1:7). David said, “God girds me with strength and makes my way perfect” (Psalms 18:32). He recognized it was God Who would do the perfecting through the strength He would supply. The perfection God desires is a perfection He provides (Philippians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; Titus 2:11-12; Ephesians 3:16). If we were to look to ourselves, then certainly we would throw our hands up in the air and say, “Impossible!” Yet, when we trust in the Lord for the divine ability, then we may say, “I will behave myself in a perfect way; Oh, when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart”- ‘betom levavie’ (Psalms 101:2). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen