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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

(Matt 6:11) “Give us this day our daily bread.” God desires that we communicate with Him about everything on a regular basis. Why, because He wants us to know that He is listening and that He has the power to answer our prayers at any time. In the Lord’s teachings on prayer in (Matt. 7), Jesus instructed his disciples to simply ask, and then to keep asking. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” In other words, ask God, and if you see nothing keep knocking on heaven’s door until He responds or shows you differently. Therefore, prayer is simply thanking God for the needs that he has promised to provide, but also asking Him for things that we cannot change. The above part of the Lord’s prayer is an expectation of thanksgiving for doing so. Jesus told us in (Matt. 6:33) not to worry about all our basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, and the like, for if we will just simply seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, “all these things will be added to us.” Therefore,  the above “daily bread” is 1) Our Physical needs.  Every “born again” believer has daily physical needs, and because we do Jesus wants each of us to know that he will supply them. 2) Our Spiritual needs. Jesus is the “bread of heaven” that came down to us just as “Manna” came down to Israel in the Wilderness, and so just as God expected Israel to gather up that which he had sent down, we must also do the same. If Jesus is the “Word of God.”  His wisdom therefore  and will are found daily in his Word, as daily manna. We therefore must feast daily upon the Word as Israel did the Manna, “for man does not live by bread alone,” he needs God’s Word .

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