Daily Bread 6/22/2023


    Daily Bread – June 22, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Romans 8:26 – And in like manner also, the Spirit helps our frailty, for we do not know what we need to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groanings. Groanings Of Creation, Saints, And The Spirit The Greek word translated “groan” or “sigh” (stenagmous) refers to a deep inward emotion. This is captured in Paul’s usage of the word in 1 Corinthians 5:2 where he refers to the deep desire he has to put off the earthly tabernacle so he might be clothed with the Heavenly one. Romans chapter eight reveals that the whole Creation groans, the redeemed groan, and the Spirit groans within the believer (Romans 8:22-27). The corruption that is in the Earth causes the Creation to groan, the corruption of a corruptible body causes the redeemed saint to groan, and the weakness of the believer causes the Spirit to groan. While we consider the relationship between Creation, the saints and the Spirit we must first recognize that while the saints are still in a corruptible body, they have been delivered from the spiritual corruption that comes from sinful lust (2 Peter 1:4; Ephesians 4:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen