Daily Bread 8/16/2021


2 Corinthians 3:3 – You reveal that you are epistles of Christ prepared by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tablets of stone, but on the tablets of a fleshly heart.

The rich parallels Paul uses to declare the miracle of salvation reveal the personal work of the Living God in each of our lives. Just as the Almighty had with His own finger written His law on tablets of stone, He has now written them on the tablets of a heart of flesh (Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:10).

The Spirit of God, Who now lives in us, speaks out the Word of God and influences every dimension of our being with His own nature and passions (2 Peter 1:3-4). He has taken a stony heart and made it a heart of flesh, soft and sensitive to do His will (Ezekiel 11:19, 36:26). He has written His laws in our mind and our hearts so we will keep His statutes, His judgments, and His precepts (Hebrews 8:10, 10:16; Ezekiel 36:27; Jeremiah 31:33). He has given to us the Spirit of obedience to do those things which His heart designed when He made man in His own image and likeness. He has made our spirit one with His Spirit and given to us the ability to know Him (1 Corinthians 6:17; John 14:23, 17:21-23).

Through our lives, God desires to announce to the world that regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost has come to man (Titus 2:11-15, 3:3-7)!


Pastor Mark Spitsbergen