“Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11)
This is our prayer that God will meet our physical needs.
God will meet our needs on a daily basis.
God wants to give us abundantly more than we ask.
We have not, because we ask not. God does not want His children to go without.
We don’t need to worry about tomorrow because God is in charge of the future and He supplies our needs on a daily basis.
Jesus teaches us that we should only ask for our needs to be supplied on a daily basic.
This is a tough assignment for we all want to have life’s provision in hand and fully insured. Jesus tells us that we are to quit trusting in bread.
“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.” (John 6:26-27)
We need to learn to live with our total trust in God. That He will take care of our physical needs and our spiritual needs.
When we have yielded ourselves to God totally, we have the right to ask for our daily needs.
A master cares for the food of his servant, a general wants his soldiers to have what they need, and a father wants his children to have all their daily needs.
So much more does God want to supply our needs.
God knows that if we don’t have our daily needs, we cannot do His will in the way He wants us to do His will.
This scripture teaches us that we can be completely dependent upon God for both our physical needs as will as our spiritual needs.
We can have confidence in God that He will supply our needs.
We need to be thankful to God for supplying our daily needs.
We do work for our daily needs but it is God who supplies the strength so that we can work.
“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” (Psalm 37:25)