Daily bread = what we need

What was He thinking?  When Jesus asked God for daily bread after discussing such majestic ideas as God’s kingdom and will, He as probably thinking that the Father sees no sharp difference between His cosmic purposes and our welfare.  We are on His short list of priorities!  Part of His grand purpose is to care for us.  So, Jesus was thinking that asking for help would be helpful.  It helps us to recognize the Father’s provision when it comes.  It continues to break down the wall of independence/ insecurity that normally governs our inner life.  Praying for what we need allows us to to think whether we really do need it or whether we just want it because we are afraid, in which case, the NEED is really something else.   When Jesus taught us to ASK for daily bread it was because God is willing to help.  Asking is just part of the process.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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