Daily Bread 8/3/2023


Daily Bread – August 3, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the reality of things expected, the proof of what is not seen. Faith Makes The Unseen Observable The Greek word ‘hypostasis’ (“realty” but sometimes translated “substance”) was a word used exclusively in science in ancient Greece. The word expressed the hidden reality behind observable phenomena (Theological Dictionary of the New Testament). Now it is faith that makes our expectations in God a reality! Many want to make faith a set of philosophical beliefs or religious opinions, but it was not Daniel’s opinions that delivered him from the lion’s mouth (Hebrews 11:33; Daniel 6). It was not the philosophical beliefs that caused Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah to be untouched by the flames engulfing them (Daniel 3:20-30). Noah was warned by God of unseen things, and because he obeyed the Word of God and did what appeared to men to be foolish, he and his house were saved (Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6-8). Abraham believed the promises of God and moved in obedience, and thereby stepped into a great inheritance (Hebrews 11:8-19; Genesis 12-22) . When we believe God and act in obedience to His Word, He will reward us with the promises He has made. God has promised to bless and prosper us, but we must move in accordance with His Word. He has promised to do exceedingly above all that we can think or ask, but we must believe what He says is true and obey (Ephesians 3:20)! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen