Much of the life demands that bother mankind have nothing to do with the daily bread. What bothers us rather is the fear for tomorrow and security for the uncertain days ahead. What if I lose this job? What if this man leaves me? What if, etc. We are a generation that is fueled by fear always panicking of what our teachers called the rainy day ahead. When the Lord Jesus advised his followers to ask for the daily bread, He was teaching them a lesson He taught their forefathers as they wandered through life’s deserts on their way to Canaan. They were to trust God for each and every day. God never asked them to trust him for a week , a month or an year; He taught them to trust him daily. His name to them was not ‘I was’, nor was it ‘I will be’ but rather ‘ I AM today and Now! They were to gather the food they required for the day. As much as He preserved for them the provisions of the 6th day to last the 7th, the rest of the days they were to trust him daily. They were never to store anything but had to wake up a dawn every day to go and gather. (I can guess what those guys who loved sleeping felt). This was not their lesson alone but our lesson also. Stop comparing yourself with the surrounding nations who have food stores to last them a lifetime. You are a special people whose Father demand we trust him daily. When God by chance gives you some extra manna, it is because He is aware tomorrow there will be no manna or else He has someone He wants you to help. Your security is not is storing provisions for the future, but learning to walk daily with God whose presence transcends that future! He who gave us his Son, will He also not along with him give us all things? He who has promised to take us to heaven, is He so unreasonable not to give us provisions alongs the way? Trust him wholly for today!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34 NKJV
Last modified: September 11, 2020