Daily Bread 9/20/2022


    Daily Bread – September 20, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Jude 21 – Keep yourselves in the love of God, receiving the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Above all other things, staying saturated with the love of God must be our aim. The love of God is poured into us by the Holy Spirit, and dominates our lives as we yield to Him (John 17:26; Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:22-23). Love was modeled for us by Jesus, our Savior, when He laid down His life for us. Living in this love is God’s command (John 15:12,17; 1 John 3:23, 5:2-3). Walking in love is how all men will know we are His disciples, and that He lives in us (John 13:34-35; Luke 6:35; 1 John 4:7-8; 1 Peter 1:22). Dwelling in love should be our delight, as it is the place where we dwell in God (1 John 4:16). Knowing this love is the key to the greater-works ministry, because in it, we are filled with all the fullness of God (John 14:12-15; Ephesians 3:19, 4:16; Colossians 2:2). Being directed by love in our behavior and conduct is being directed by the Holy Spirit, Who desires to lead us and to guide us in this wonderful essence of God – Who is love! If you will set your heart on the love of God and give yourself to it, then you will find that the Holy Spirit will fill you to overflowing. Many have set out on long fasts and given themselves to great efforts of prayer that they might touch the deeper realms of the glory of God. All of this is good, but we will always be brought back to the question of love. Will we love God? Will we love those that love us? Will we love the brethren? Will we love our enemies? Devote yourself today to being rooted and grounded in love. Surrender fully to knowing the deeper realms and the higher heights of the fullness of God by giving yourself to the knowledge of the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:17-19). I believe on that day of accountability we will be brought into question on how well we loved (1 John 2:5, 3:11,14,16, 4:17; Ephesians 1:3-4). Let us all love well, from this day forward. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen