Daily Bread 8/23/2022


    Daily Bread – August 23, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Hebrews 2:14 – Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, He likewise partook of the same; that through death, He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil. One of the key words used by Paul in this verse is ‘katargeo’ which means to “render inactive” or “to put out of use.” It is used in a similar fashion in Ephesians 2:15 and 2 Timothy 1:10, where it is usually translated “abolished.” Both the Levitical ordinances of the law and the power of the devil were abolished when Jesus died at Calvary. There was no more need for the sacrificial system because the One to Whom all the sacrifices pointed had come and finished the work through His death. Likewise, Satan could no longer exercise his reign of terror over men because the death that came on Adam and Eve when they sinned was destroyed through the death of God, Christ Jesus. Thus the “old man”, or the condemned man, with a nature twisted and dominated by evil spirits was put to death through the death of our Savior and Deliverer (Romans 6:6 – is yet another place that ‘katargeo’ is used and rendered ‘destroyed’). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen