Daily Bread 6/9/2023


Daily Bread – June 9, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Colossians 3:16 – Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, in hymns, in spiritual songs; singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. The Inspiration Of The Word Of Christ We can both live under the inspiration of the Word of Christ and speak the Word of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, Who lives within us. The Spirit of Christ Jesus, Who dwells in us, will speak through us all the words of this life producing signs, wonders, miracles, praise, and adoration belonging to God (Colossians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 12:7-10; 1 John 3:24; Acts 5:20). One of the chief aims of the Word of Christ dwelling in the saints is to empower us to teach and admonish one another. Paul clarified when He described how this occurred by the operation of the Holy Spirit speaking through him either by revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching (1 Corinthians 14:6). Furthermore, it may be argued that Paul made these expressions a product of the spiritual language (1 Corinthians 14). His demand to the Church was that they earnestly contend for the spiritual, and especially prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:1). Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to govern the Church, and to lead us and guide us. Essential for us is to realize how we are only to speak by the Spirit of truth, Who has been given to us (John 15:26, 16:13; Joel 2:28; and Acts 2:4,17-18, 10:45-56, 19:6; 1 Corinthians 14:2). Peter said when we speak, we are to do so as the oracles (bearers of the Divine Word) of God according as God supplies to us (1 Peter 4:11). In Ephesians, Paul instructs us to be filled with the Spirit, which is related by context to the Word of Christ producing the utterances of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen