Why is it called Daily Bread?

Daily Bread is a phrase that probably recognized by all of us from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread”.  It a constant reminder that the Lord will provide, a point that is driven home in Matthew 6:33 where he admonishes us to seek first his Kingdom and His Righteousness and all these things will be added to us, all these things referring to our physical needs, food, water, shelter, clothing, etc.

But even more than that it serves as a reminder that our true daily bread is a feeding on the Word of God.  Jesus tells us in John 4:32-34, that he has other food that we do not know about, his food is to do the will of the Father.  In John 6:51 he tells us that He is the bread from heaven and that we are to feed on Him.  This begins to make more sense when we remember that in John 1:14, he tells us that the Word became flesh.

So in essence Jesus is telling us to feed on him, and that he is the Word of God, and therefore we spiritually feed on him through a daily reading of His Word.  In many ways, fasting reminds us that we need God and spiritually feed on him in the same way that our physical bodies need nourishment, and feed physically.  And as Paul tells us in Col 2:17 that all these things are but a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.  What picture of reality.  And so my desire that this blog reminds us of not only God’s physical provision, but more than that His spiritual provision.

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