February 2014

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Picture of Rev. Don ThurmanBro. Don Thurman

This month I want to consider a request which is included in the model prayer our Lord gave to His disciples as found in Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread.”

I have heard some say that we should not pray for material needs, but this verse confirms to us that our God is concerned about our physical and material needs as well as our spiritual needs. In fact, we read in Matthew 6:32 that “your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things,” referring to the things we need for our earthly lives—things that every human being has need of. The apostle Paul explains that our “God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

So while the spiritual needs we have are more important than our physical and material needs, our loving Heavenly Father not only knows [click to continue…]