Our Daily Bread

Give us day by day our daily bread.

Luke 11:3

This verse is part of what we commonly called “the Lord’s Prayer.”  In the model prayer that the Lord Jesus gave to His disciples (and to us), He tells us to ask the Father to “Give us day by day our daily bread.”  It’s important for us to consider this matter of “our daily bread.”

It could be viewed as physical “daily bread” or it could be viewed as spiritual “daily bread.”  Either way, we need it and we need it every single day.  We can’t go for too long without physical bread and we can’t go for too long without spiritual bread.  We need them both on a very regular basis and it is the Lord Who can provide them for us.

In a spiritual sense, we desperately need “our daily bread.”  We need a daily dose of God’s Word.  We need it consistently.  Just as we could survive but not thrive by eating one meal a day, we can spiritually survive on a little of God’s Word each day, but we definitely aren’t going to thrive.  We eat physical food several times a day, and we eat it in a variety of ways.  We can “eat” our spiritual food in much the same way.

We can have a full, quiet “meal” in the morning, reading the Bible and meditating on it.  We can “grab a quick snack” of a few verses here and there throughout the day.  We can chew on things at other times, thinking about passages that we have read or memorized.  But the point is, we should be getting as much of the Scriptures every day as possible.

We need our daily bread and we need it every day (and multiple times a day).  We need to pray for it.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Very true Ben. Too many days I have lived as a physical glutton and a spiritual annorexic. I need a well balanced daily diet of the Word of God for it is the meat and drink for my soul!

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  2. Thanks for helping us think about our daily bread today . ..and to not keep ourselves from Him and His table! God bless you!

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