Word of the Week: Daily Bread

Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”

Proverbs 30:8

Literally, the end of this verse reads something like” feed me with staple food conveniently.” That last part about “convenience” is descriptive of a daily allotment.

In essence, this Proverb says “every day, Lord, give me the basic portion I need.”

If only we were grateful to have only what He gives.

Instead of just our daily bread, we want the super-sized loaf. We’d also like a fridge to store it in so we know it will be good tomorrow. Preferably, we’d like butter and other spreads to make the daily bread more exciting too.

In our world of “more,” receiving just our daily bread looks meager.

But our ration, our measure, is prescribed. It’s preset by the Lord. He never fails to provide for what He has prepared in advance for us to need. Yes, indeed, the Lord selects the extent of our need and guarantees to meet it.

Each day, your daily bread is just what you need according to the Lord’s plan for you.

It might be:

  • The amount of money you need to pay the day’s bills
  • The food you need for the day
  • The loving relationship you need to be full for the day
  • The assigned work you need to use your time well
  • The quantity of rest you need to function this day
  • The 5 words in the verse that led you through the day honorably

This simple system negates our worries.

Do you need it today? You don’t need to control the obtaining of it.

The Lord knows; He planned the need perfectly. He’ll fill it likewise.

This post will also be shared on: #TestimonyTuesday, #RaRaLinkup, #Intentionally Pursuing, #WomenWithIntention, #TellHiStory, #Thought-Provoking Thursday, #DanceWithJesus, #LLMLinkup and #SoulSurvivalLinkup.
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7 thoughts on “Word of the Week: Daily Bread

  1. Yes, God does provide our every need and sometimes gives us extras to enjoy. But He always knows what is best and I am so thankful I don’t have to worry. Thanks for this great reminder. Blessings to you! Thanks also for linking up with #LMMLinkup!

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  2. Great reminder of what it is to have God meet our daily needs, of some of the reasons we have to be grateful instead of complain. He is Jehovah Jireh, our faithful provider. You are so correct that this list of true needs goes against the prevailing attitude in our culture, but God calls us to be different than the world around us. God bless you this week.

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  3. Enjoyed hanging out here with your wise words, Bethany! You are writing Godly inspiration for those of us who do depend upon such as our “daily bread.” Thanks for dropping by my place at The Writer’s Reverie. Glad to share the joy of ruminating on Thought Provoking Things.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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