#5489 – Daily Bread

Good morning people who do not worry about tomorrow’s provision.

Luke 11:3 NIV “Give us each day our daily bread.”

I have stated this verse countless times over the last fifty years, yet today I saw it through fresh eyes.

Jesus is talking about our daily bread; about us having enough today for today, and then having enough tomorrow for tomorrow, and so on.

Do you have enough provision for today?

If so, then you have all you need.

We live in a time when many strategise, plan, and even scheme at how they can have enough for the years and decades ahead.

To be clear, planning is not a problem. But assuming the position of Provider is a problem!

In Jesus’ instruction not to worry, He puts it very plainly:

Matthew 6:34 NIV “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

But we must read the words of this verse through the tone of the following verse:

Psalms 23:1 NIV The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

You can’t separate “I lack nothing” from “The Lord is my shepherd”.

Finally, Paul’s instruction to young Timothy is a wonderful place to land:

1 Timothy 6:6-8 NIV But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.