Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Our Daily Bread devotional, May 18, 2016 - The Bread That Satisfies
Topic: The Bread That Satisfies [May 18, 2016]
Give us each day our daily bread. Luke 11:3
I learned to recite the Lord's Prayer as a boy in primary school. Every time I said the line, "Give us today our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11), I couldn't help but think about the bread that we got only occasionally at home. Only when my father returned from his trip into town did we have a loaf of bread. So asking God to give us our daily bread was a relevant prayer to me.
How curious I was when years later I discovered the booklet Our Daily Bread. I knew the title came from the Lord’s Prayer, but I also knew it couldn’t be talking about the loaf of bread from the baker’s shop. I discovered as I read the booklet regularly that this "bread," full of Scripture portions and helpful notes, was spiritual food for the soul.
It was spiritual food that Mary chose when she sat at the feet of Jesus and listened attentively to His words (Luke 10:39). While Martha wearied herself with concern about physical food, Mary was taking time to be near their guest, the Lord Jesus, and to listen to Him. May we take that time as well. He is the Bread of Life (John 6:35), and He feeds our hearts with spiritual food. He is the Bread that satisfies.
Read: Luke 10:38-11:4, Bible in a Year: 1 Chronicles 4–6; John 6:1-21
Prayer: I sit before You now, Lord, and want to learn from You. My heart is open to hear from You in Your Word. Teach me. Feed me
This message was written by Lawrence Darmani [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]