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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (4 of 7)
Series: The Lord's Prayer
We are in a study on the Lord's prayer. Let's read it together:
Matthew 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
This week, we will be talking about what it means when we PRAY, ''Give us this day our daily bread.''
When Jesus taught us to pray, He included these words that indicate that:
- God gives
- God gives to us
- God's provision is DAILY (every day without fail no matter what you see - He always provides)
- God's provision is rightfully OURS (Give us OUR DAILY BREAD)
In the Greek translation, the word ''bread'' means bread or any kind of food. This is the part of Christianity where many people fall down in their faith - in the area of PROVISION. Didn't we read earlier in Matthew 6 that God knows our needs even before we ask them. But He asks us to pray anyway! Let's look at it again.
Matthew 6:7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Therefore do not be like them, FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWS THE THINGS YOU HAVE NEED OF BEFORE YOU ASK HIM. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father..
Listen: He has it, it's yours, just ask for it. MEETING NEEDS is one of His specialties! After all, His name is THE LORD, OUR PROVIDER (Jehovah Jireh). If it is His name, it is His nature, His character and His attribute to be a provider. The name Jehovah Jireh scripturally comes from the story of Abraham who is the father of the faith:
Genesis12:1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: ''Get out of your country, From your family And from ...
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