Give Us This Day
Matthew 6:30, 31, 34
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
We have gotten to the point of planning for the future and not thanking God for today. We plan parties, events, dates, etc., for days, weeks and months in advance but when it comes to today’s events they fall by the wayside. We tend to bring all our problems forward, to the future, instead of dealing with them today. There is a reason why this seven word sermon is in the Lord’s prayer.
Jesus is telling the people in this text that every day things will happen. But in these things, He will give us our daily supply of need. He was telling them don’t worry about tomorrow…it will meet you with it’s own problems and successes. Don’t push up on your problems before hand, they will come. But what I want to give to you is a daily portion of need. Yes…every morning I have given you new mercies, but you want to give me yesterday’s problems. Yesterday is gone…let’s do today’s issues.
When we say, “give us this day (meaning TODAY) our daily bread (meaning daily supply)”, we are requesting God’s love and grace. Don’t believe me, how many of you though, said, or did something AGAINST God’s will today? Let me help you…when you didn’t forgive someone, when someone spoke words against you and you spoken evil back, when you lied, stole, defamed a character, became a busybody…do I need to go on; they are all against His will. Well, if it wasn’t for His love and grace, we could be reading a word of remembrance for your life. He has given you enough to get through the day, but some have become big-eyed. Stop trying to stack it up, it is given daily AND it’s brand new. Your yesterday’s bread is stale.