Daily Bread 8/15/2022


    Daily Bread – August 15, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) Hebrews 13:21 – Make you perfect in every good work to do His will producing in you that which is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen! What a rich summary this verse brings to us of all God has done and has purposed for our lives in Christ Jesus. God makes our way perfect to do every good work. Through Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Ghost at work in us, God produces in us every thing that is well pleasing in His sight. Jesus commanded us to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48). We are to be those who keep covenant and who walk the love, the mercy, the forgiveness, and kindness of our Heavenly Father. This has all been made possible through the power of the blood of the Everlasting Covenant that brought Jesus back from the dead (Hebrews 13:20). Through the power in the blood, the life of God and the Spirit of God has come into our lives. God has given us His life changing Word that is spirit and life, living and powerful, to instruct us in the ways of righteousness so we might be perfect, furnished unto every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 6:63; Hebrews 4:12). He has given to us His Spirit of Holiness so we might do His deeds and function in His works. He has placed within His Church the gifting of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers so we might be made perfect, complete, resourced, and empowered to do His will and walk in His ways (Ephesians 4:11-12). If there is one expression we find above all other things concerning our relationship with God and the purpose of our lives, it is “to do the will of the Father” (Matthew 6:10, 7:17, 21; John 1:13, 5:30; and Romans 8:27, 12:2; 1 Peter 4:2) . God in His immeasurable grace has provided the means by which these things may be produced within us. Through the activity of the Holy Ghost at work in our lives, He established us together with Christ Jesus in all the holy conduct that is well pleasing in His sight. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen