The Lord’s Prayer: Our Daily Need

Right, we’re back with the Lord’s prayer. So far we’ve gone through “Out Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Next up is, “Give us this day, our daily bread.” Before I go on, lets look at today’s culture. We’re all striving to have wealth. We’re striving for riches, yet Jesus said to pray for our daily bread? Let me explain.

So first, let me ask a question: why doesn’t He given us our needs for the future? Because we’re looking at the wrong needs. Remember Jesus in the desert, when He was being tempted by the devil? Satan told Jesus to turn the stone into bread, yet Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Jesus knew His need wasn’t in the bread. He knew His need wasn’t in the material things, but in God.

So to answer the previous question, why doesn’t God give us what we need for the future? One: because we’ve already got our needs in Him, and two: our need for Him wouldn’t be needed. When we have our needs covered, for now and the future, what would we need God for? Our eyes will depart from Him, and look upon the material needs which we all think is what we need to live.

We survive on material needs, but we live in the dependency and grace of God.

If we had all material needs supplied, we’d most likely forget about the one who created them, but if we became poor, we’d be tempted to do things we wouldn’t want to do. God always gives us what we need for the day, and when we have our need, and our want, completely set on Him, He’ll satisfy in every way.

So when praying, don’t ask God for material needs, ask for more of Him. “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.” Jesus is the bread of life, and when all things were created by Him and for Him, what more could we want?