Daily Bread 7/4/2023


    Daily Bread – July 4, 2023 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Genesis 15:6 – And he believed Yahoah, and it was accredited to him for righteousness. Believing The Promises Of God When you trust someone, then you can be confident what they say is true. The idea of being confident in the Word of God is first expressed in Genesis 15:6 – thus setting the precedence as well as the tone for what Biblical faith is. Beginning here, the concept of faith set down in the Bible is an assurance and a certainty of the things God has promised. These promises become a reality in our lives if we are willing to trust God and believe He is Who He says He is, and that He will do what He says He will do. Many times when we hear the promises of God, we almost automatically look to ourselves in one way or the other and evaluate whether or not we are deserving. If we take ourselves out of the equation, probably every one of God’s children absolutely trust Him and have confidence in His ability to do anything. Unfortunately, we get stuck at the point of wondering whether or not He will do those things for us. God made Abraham an impossible promise at an impossible time, and Abraham turned from himself to look to God – Whom He was willing to believe (Romans 4:3; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23). When we view the promises of God, we must also view the mercy and love of God. It is essential for all of us to realize how God is not motivated by our performance – He is motivated by His love. And even when we fail, His mercies will prevail – for His love for us is forever. Today, receive the love of God, and in turn, be freed to love and worship Him. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen