What Jesus Did! 'Daily Food' — Luke 11:3

Monday, July 15, 2019

"'Give us the food we need for each day.'"
— Luke 11:3 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:3 NLT — "'Give us the food we need for each day.'"

Key Thought

One of the great blessings of Israel's wilderness wanderings was the lesson of daily dependence. They had to trust God for their daily food. They couldn't gather too much and store it or it would spoil, ruin, and become a putrid mass of worms. They never suffered from having too little. They were reminded daily that the LORD is gracious, faithful, and practical. The prayer of our hearts is we, too, may experience the LORD as gracious, faithful, and practical. We want to know beyond theory and faith that the LORD provides and blesses. So we pray in humble recognition that today's food is not the work of our hands, but the blessing of God. We won't store up for ourselves and our glory, but depend upon his graciousness and use our overabundance to share his blessings. The food we have today is a reminder of the eternal faithfulness of our Father.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, Abba Father, thank you for the food you have given me today. Please supply it day by day and never let me think that it is mine because of my power. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-8
  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Philippians 4:11-13


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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