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June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

"What is Your Daily Bread?"

“People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8: 3b NLT

When Jesus said we’re to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” He’s talking about far more than just bread.  In the Bible bread represents four things.  

1.  Bread represents the necessities of life.

This is God’s economy.  He supplies; we gather.  He has given us a gift to enable us to have daily bread.  He’s given us the ability to work.  Even the Israelites had to go out and pick up their manna in the wilderness.  Working builds up our character.

2.  Bread represents God’s Word.

The Bible is spiritual food.  Yes, the Israelites got manna while they were walking in the wilderness.  What God really wanted them to feed on was His Word.  We need spiritual nourishment as well as physical

3.  Bread represents God’s family and fellowship.

One of the things that bread gives us is the opportunity to share it.   God wants us to be part of a community of faith.  That’s why He created the church.  It is to be a place of fellowship.

4.  Bread represents salvation.  

Jesus chose bread to represent His sacrifice in communion.  Every time we eat the bread and drink the wine we proclaim Jesus’ death and resurrection.  

Whatever your need may be, physical, emotional, relational or spiritual, God will take care of it if you will depend on Him.  So the next time you pray those words, “Give us this day our daily bread,” remember to trust God to provide for all of your needs.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don