Daily Bread 8/21/2023


    Daily Bread – August 21, 2023 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) 2 Peter 1:3 – As His Divine Power has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness through the knowledge of the One calling us through glory and virtue. The Divine Power of the Lord Jesus Christ has been extended without limitation to us through the Holy Spirit. Through the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God comes upon the one who calls and changes that person into a new creation. When a person has been born of God, they receive the capacity to walk in the glory and virtue of the One Who redeemed them. By this awesome work of grace, the ability to walk in everything pertaining to life and godliness is supplied. Every dimension of His abundant life and power of godliness has been extended to us so we may say, “As He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17) The Greek phrase used here incorporates the preposition ‘dia’ (through), although other Greek manuscripts use the adjective ‘idios’ (own). In either case, it is through the knowledge and the glory and virtue of Jesus Christ that we are called to everything pertaining to life and godliness. It is the word of God that brings to us the knowledge of this saving grace, and through that knowledge, we either accept or reject God’s salvation. If we accept, then the glory and virtue of Jesus comes and fills our lives also. The divine power of the Lord Jesus Christ has stripped every force that was against us of its hold, and His divine power reaches into our lives by His Spirit and gives us a new heart and a new spirit. God, Who has called us has, with the same call, empowered us to fulfill the call as well. If we give ourselves to glory and virtue, then the results will be life and godliness. Peter will bring the attributes of this call together in the next few verses revealing to us how we have received a divine nature, which empowers us to walk in glory and virtue. In this divine ability, we are then instructed to supply, through faith, those things which pertain to glory and virtue. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen