Daily Bread 6/10/2022


Daily Bread – June 10, 2022 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Romans 8:24-25 – For this expectation, we are saved; but expectation seen is not expectation, for who expects that which is seen? And if we do not see what we expect, then we eagerly await it patiently. We have been saved for the expectation (elpis) of living in the eternal purposes of God in the eternal spirit, soul, and body. The phrase ‘hupomone, apekdechomai’ means “patient enduring, eagerly await”. The Greek word ‘hupomone’ may refer to the one who is “left behind” and thus ‘patiently endures’ until the Master comes. The Greek word ‘apekdechomai’, may simply translate “await”, or may be intensified to translate “eagerly expect”. The fact that we are to maintain an eager expectation demands not only persistence, but also patience. Without patience one may be vigilant and continue with an eager expectation for a while, but the prolonged wait would result in very little to no expectation at all (Proverbs 13:12; Romans 5:3-5) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen