Daily Bread 6/14/2023


    Daily Bread – June 14, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) John 8:31-32 – Then Jesus said to the Jews who believed in Him, “If you remain in My Word, then you are truly My disciples. And you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Remaining In The Word The Greek word translated “remain/continue/abide” (menein) is often used by John to describe how we are to carry on a proper relationship with God. We are to remain in Him and in His Word (John 14:17, 15:4-10). If we will continue to dwell in His Word, which means to live by His Word, then we are those who follow Him and who do the will of the Father. Continuing in the Word does not merely speak of knowing the Word – but more specifically of doing it. Paul testified that those who were born of God were living epistles – the very expression of the Word, that all men could read (2 Corinthians 3:3). Peter said that we were begotten of the Word (1 Peter 1:23). Through the new birth, we became the offspring of the Word, or a child of the Word of God (James 1:18; Hebrews 8:10, 10:16). The creative power of the Word of God created a new creation in us. We have been empowered to both know and to do those things which God has spoken. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen