Daily Bread

Mar 20, 2022    Olu Brown
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Bread for Today

· Jesus petitioned God and taught his disciples to ask for daily bread, that is, enough bread to fulfill their needs for that day. This was an act of faith because he didn’t ask for a bread manufacturing company or truck filled with bread to last an entire year. Just enough bread for today.

· “Just in Case” Faith

· Therefore, I say to you, don’t worry about your life, what you’ll eat or what you’ll drink, or about your body, what you’ll wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they are? Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:25-27 (CEB)

Bread for Tomorrow

Eschatological Bread: For the future beyond today’s needs.

· When we pray with an eschatological faith for daily bread, we are not only praying for bread today, but we are also praying for bread for the generations and centuries to come.

· “God, bless the unborn generations…”

Bread Forever

· The bread Jesus refers to in the text is more than physical bread. The hymn “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” by Methodist minister and hymn writer William Williams beautifully glorifies Matthew 6:11.

o Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but thou art mighty; Hold me with thy powerful hand. Bread of Heaven, bread of Heaven, Feed me till I want no more.