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Daily Bread

by Mike Sanders

MikeSandersDaily Bible Reading Notes by Mike Sanders

March 4, 2014

That I am praying Jesus’ model for prayer indicates I am already a seeker. Does it not? If daily bread involves only food, clothing, etc., this petition is redundant as these things are already promised to me (6:25-33). What more is Jesus teaching beyond the basic, needed, sustenance for the day?

When Jesus presented bread to the disciples, He explained that they were to remember the giving of His body (Luke 22:19). Apparently, the earliest Christians did this on a “daily” basis (Acts 2:42, 46). Could “daily bread” include another basic, needed, blessing as I deliberately remember Jesus’ sacrifice for me?

When Jesus ate with the disciples, He included a forward thinking event to them. Though He wanted to eat this supper with them, He said He would eat it again only when “it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God (Luke 22:16).”

A glorious banquet is scheduled (cf. Isa 25:6-9; Luke 14:15; 22:18, 30; Rev 19:19). Could “daily bread” include another, basic, needed, blessing as I deliberately anticipate being included in that banquet.

Oh, Lord, what a thought! What a day! What a future!


Michael T. Sanders is the former minister of the Buechel Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky and now retired UPS DC-8 Captain.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10