Daily Bread

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

Matthew 6:11


  1. Times could get much worse than they are, and we need to learn to trust God according to His word.
  2. Our nation of America is full of bread and pride, so we are much like Sodom of old (Ezekiel 16:49).
  3. The biggest problem in America is overeating, not under eating. We have more than heart could wish.
  4. God humbled His church under the old covenant with hunger, and He might wisely do the same to us.
  5. Could you be happy with just bread … and God, Bible, truth, wisdom, saints, love, peace, name, etc.?
  1. We ask the Lord to give it; unless He gives, we will have nothing (Ps 104:21; 127:1; 75:6-7).
  2. We ask for bread, because we have no rights as rebellious and sinful creatures (Gen 2:16-17).
  3. We ask the Lord to give it, because He is far better than any earthly father (Luke 11:11-13).
  4. We ask for us, those in our families and the household of faith mainly (I Tim 5:8; Gal 6:10).
  5. We ask for this day’s bread, so we focus on the day that counts for our souls (Lu 12:15-21).
  6. We ask for daily bread, lest we become too careful about storing future bread (Prov 30:7-9).
  7. We ask for bread, because we do not need luxuries, and they deceive (Pr 23:1-4; I Tim 6:8).
  8. The Lord Jesus promised our heavenly Father would feed the righteous (Matt 6:25-26,33-34).
  9. Seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness exalts and seeks the true bread (Jn 6:31-36).
  10. Jesus Christ is the bread from heaven that we must eat by faith and obedience (John 6:44-69).
  11. Seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness exalts and seeks God’s words (Job 23:12).
  12. Wisdom has prepared her bread, and you should partake and rejoice in her meal (Prov 9:5).
  13. The worst famine we should fear is for the words of God, not merely bread (Amos 8:11-12).
  14. We labor for bread, because we know that is God’s ordained means (Pr 12:11; 20:13; 28:19).
  15. We conserve for bread, because we know that God condemns luxury (Proverbs 21:17,20).
  16. We save for bread, because God created the ant to show saving of bread (Prov 6:6-8; 30:25).
  17. Those not working hard, conserving, or saving do not get any bread (Pr 20:4; II Thess 3:10).
  18. Remember how God fed Israel with new bread to teach them faith in His words (Deut 8:1-3).
  19. Remember how God provided for Elijah in the middle of a horrible famine (I Kings 17:1-6).
  20. Remember two widows whom the Lord sustained by His care (I Kgs 17:8-16; II Kgs 4:1-7).
  21. Remember how fast and how far the Lord lowered commodity prices (II Kings 6:24 – 7:20).
  22. Remember how far our Lord Jesus Christ was able to make a few loaves go (Matt 16:6-10).
  23. The righteous are merciful and good, and he and his seed will always be fed (Ps 37:21-29).
  24. Therefore, cast your bread on the water, when there is an opportunity to help (Eccl 11:1-2,6).


  1. Each day, let us ask the Lord for our daily bread and consciously consider our need for daily food.
  2. Each day, let us thank the Lord for the daily bread that He has always given and continues to give us.
  3. Each day, let us remember our duty to labor hard for bread, conserve for bread, and save for bread.
  4. Each day, let us remember the priorities God’s word teaches (Pr 15:17; 17:1; Ps 37:16; Matt 6:33).
  5. Each day, let us remember more than bread for our bellies we need the Bread of Life in our hearts.
  6. Each day, let us remember that more than bread for our bellies we need His words for our souls.
  7. Each day, remember the importance of contentment and the things of real value in life (Heb 13:5-6).

For Further Study:

  1. Sermon Outline: Eating and Drinking Christ
  2. Take a concordance and read the 330 references to “bread” in the Bible for many warnings and comforts.