Daily Bread 7/4/2022


Daily Bread – July 4, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 1 Corinthians 12:18 – But as it is, God placed the members, each one of them in the Body, even as He has chosen. The authority structure in the Church is God’s choosing. The opportunities given to each person in the Church community is decided by the Lord Himself (1 Corinthians 12:11). The pastor is there because God placed him there. The evangelist, the prophet, the apostles, the working of miracles, and the charismata of healing all function in our midst according to God’s choice. These things take place because the members of the Church are willing to be obedient to what God chooses. God gives to each person a divine grace according to a proportion of faith to operate in the realms of the Spirit whether it is prophecy, teaching, exhorting, or giving – whatever the gifting may be, it is what God has done, and not man (Romans 12:6-8). Therefore, we must honor what God is doing, realizing it is His choice. Even though we may covet the gifts, we can never be jealous of the individual functioning in the gift (1 Corinthians 12:31). Shouldn’t we honor the person who is functioning in the Church in the same way God has honored them. We should be aware that they have been honored with a gifting that brings a blessing and maturity to the whole community – and rejoice in it! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen