What is meant by daily bread?

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Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God gives daily bread indeed without our prayer, also to all the wicked; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? (Daily bread is) Everything that belongs to the support and wants of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

Daily bread is everything we need for our temporal life. God is ready to provide it, and does provide it, to everyone every day. But He wants us to ask Him for it in our prayers and thankfully to confess that we receive it as a free gift out His great goodness.

Matt. 5:45: He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

1 Tim. 4:4-5: For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. For it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.

Assignment: Discuss: How are we to understand famines, wars, and disasters, through which human lives are lost. Read Ps. 139:16 and Luke 13:1-5.

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