“Give us this day our daily bread.”
- Times could get much worse than they are, and we need to learn to trust God according to His word.
- Our nation of America is full of bread and pride, so we are much like Sodom of old (Ezekiel 16:49).
- The biggest problem in America is overeating, not under eating. We have more than heart could wish.
- God humbled His church under the old covenant with hunger, and He might wisely do the same to us.
- Could you be happy with just bread … and God, Bible, truth, wisdom, saints, love, peace, name, etc.?
- We ask the Lord to give it; unless He gives, we will have nothing (Ps 104:21; 127:1; 75:6-7).
- We ask for bread, because we have no rights as rebellious and sinful creatures (Gen 2:16-17).
- We ask the Lord to give it, because He is far better than any earthly father (Luke 11:11-13).
- We ask for us, those in our families and the household of faith mainly (I Tim 5:8; Gal 6:10).
- We ask for this day’s bread, so we focus on the day that counts for our souls (Lu 12:15-21).
- We ask for daily bread, lest we become too careful about storing future bread (Prov 30:7-9).
- We ask for bread, because we do not need luxuries, and they deceive (Pr 23:1-4; I Tim 6:8).
- The Lord Jesus promised our heavenly Father would feed the righteous (Matt 6:25-26,33-34).
- Seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness exalts and seeks the true bread (Jn 6:31-36).
- Jesus Christ is the bread from heaven that we must eat by faith and obedience (John 6:44-69).
- Seeking first God’s kingdom and righteousness exalts and seeks God’s words (Job 23:12).
- Wisdom has prepared her bread, and you should partake and rejoice in her meal (Prov 9:5).
- The worst famine we should fear is for the words of God, not merely bread (Amos 8:11-12).
- We labor for bread, because we know that is God’s ordained means (Pr 12:11; 20:13; 28:19).
- We conserve for bread, because we know that God condemns luxury (Proverbs 21:17,20).
- We save for bread, because God created the ant to show saving of bread (Prov 6:6-8; 30:25).
- Those not working hard, conserving, or saving do not get any bread (Pr 20:4; II Thess 3:10).
- Remember how God fed Israel with new bread to teach them faith in His words (Deut 8:1-3).
- Remember how God provided for Elijah in the middle of a horrible famine (I Kings 17:1-6).
- Remember two widows whom the Lord sustained by His care (I Kgs 17:8-16; II Kgs 4:1-7).
- Remember how fast and how far the Lord lowered commodity prices (II Kings 6:24 – 7:20).
- Remember how far our Lord Jesus Christ was able to make a few loaves go (Matt 16:6-10).
- The righteous are merciful and good, and he and his seed will always be fed (Ps 37:21-29).
- Therefore, cast your bread on the water, when there is an opportunity to help (Eccl 11:1-2,6).
- Each day, let us ask the Lord for our daily bread and consciously consider our need for daily food.
- Each day, let us thank the Lord for the daily bread that He has always given and continues to give us.
- Each day, let us remember our duty to labor hard for bread, conserve for bread, and save for bread.
- Each day, let us remember the priorities God’s word teaches (Pr 15:17; 17:1; Ps 37:16; Matt 6:33).
- Each day, let us remember more than bread for our bellies we need the Bread of Life in our hearts.
- Each day, let us remember that more than bread for our bellies we need His words for our souls.
- Each day, remember the importance of contentment and the things of real value in life (Heb 13:5-6).
For Further Study:
- Sermon Outline: Eating and Drinking Christ
- Take a concordance and read the 330 references to “bread” in the Bible for many warnings and comforts.