I love bread, and perhaps one of my favorite types of bread is Pumpernickel. I don’t know why it’s so good, and I cannot tell you what goes into the recipe to make it so good, but it’s good. Come to think of it; I haven’t had a slice of pump in years. I need to change that this weekend.
You didn’t stop by here today to hear about my favorite bread. In the event, you haven’t tried Pumpernickel bread, grab a loaf from the local deli and spread some butter on a piece. Delicious!
Let’s get to the verse of the day. Today we are Matthew 6:11.
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
This verse comes from the passages many know as the Lord’s prayer. It’s actually called the Disciples Prayer since it was modeled for the disciples. According to biblical scholars, The Lord’s prayer is found in John 17.
In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray. The prayer starts by acknowledging God first. The first three verses acknowledge God. Then we ask the Lord to give us our daily bread, or as some commentators say, “our daily needs.”
Pray and ask the Lord to provide your daily bread (needs), but make sure you acknowledge who God is first and bring him praise. God is not a vending machine God. He seeks a relationship with each of us. The Lord is faithful, and he loves you.