Daily Bread 7/11/2023


    Daily Bread – July 11, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. The Essentialness Of Rejoicing Always The abundant life that is Christ Jesus is most obviously expressed in our lives through the love of God and the joy of our salvation. The evidence of salvation is that God has given us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. The expression of joyfulness and gladness in our service and worship is of supreme importance to God. In fact, He refuses to accept the offering that we bring without this sound of joy and praise. To appear before Him with a sad countenance is a reproach and is an act that brings disdain to the Father. The Kingdom of God is righteousness, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). God has given us an endless supply of these things. A well-spring springing up and a river flowing out. Please honor the Lord and give yourself to the joy He continually supplies. It is time to get off the emotional rollercoaster! Do not appear before Him with a sad countenance. Rather, rejoice in the Lord always! Rejoice in the Lord, and especially when you enter into His courts and come into His presence. Let your whole being rejoice in the God of your salvation and do not yield yourself to the sorrow of this world. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen