Monday, January 9, 2006
Our Daily Bread
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19
It is really an amazing thing to consider that the all-knowing, all-powerful God who created the entire universe would have any interest in us spiritually. Why would God concern himself with our petitions?
It reminds us of the of the psalmist’s question, “What is man that You are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4) Why is the Lord interested in us? I don’t know if I have the answer to that, but I do know this: God loves me, and He has promised to meet the needs of my life. The apostle Paul wrote, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Now He may not provide all your greeds, but He will provide all your needs.
So when we pray as Jesus taught us, “Give me this day our daily bread,” it is a request for His provision. We are literally asking God to provide for our needs. And not only are we asking God to provide for us, we are affirming that He has provided for us in the past.
Everything we have is a gift from God: The roof over our heads, the food on our tables, and even our hearts that are pumping blood and the breath in our lungs. It’s all given to us from God himself. We should remember that and not take it for granted.
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