Daily Bread 7/12/2023


    Daily Bread – July 12, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatever is true whatever is honorable whatever is upright whatever is pure whatever is pleasing whatever is of good report if there be any excellence if there be anything worthy of praise think on these things. If you want to have the right results, then you are going to have to think the right thoughts. As a man or woman thinks in his or her heart, so is he or she. Therefore, we need to think according to the things that God has said (Luke 6:45; Proverbs 23:7; Psalms 17:3,19:14; Romans 10:10) . We need to think after the manner of the Word of God, which has been written in our hearts (2 Corinthians 3:3; Hebrews 8:10). The word used here for “think” is ‘logitzomai’ – referring to the logic we use to predict the future. It may be translated “calculate” – or simply, “to think.” This Greek word is translated elsewhere as “accredited” or “the credit that one has in their account” (Romans 4:8-10, 22-23, 8:36; Galatians 3:6). Based on the credit you have in your account, you can predict whether or not you have any money to spend to obtain the things you desire. God, Who is devoted to our success and Who cannot lie, has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies and is providing for us according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). If we are willing to meditate on the Word of God, we will find ourselves prospering and being successful (Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:2-3). If we would consider all the plans God has for us and all the absolute success He has promised us and choose to think on these things, then the worry, stress, doubt, and fear will begin to come to an end. When we consider what will happen in our tomorrows, it should be predicted by the truth of God’s Word, the integrity of His promise, the uprightness of the situation, the purity of His purpose, the good report He has given, the excellence He has called us to, and the success and conduct worthy of praise. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen