"Give us today our daily bread." Matthew 6:11
Jesus was a Master Teacher because He had the knack of packing profound truths into simple statements.
A great example is The Lord's Prayer which Jesus could have nearly Tweeted since it's just 66 words long!
One way to unpack this prayer is distill it down into smaller prayers. I have identified four prayers contained in just this eleventh verse of Matthew 6.
The first three are:
A prayer of gratitude
A prayer of contentment
A prayer of confidence
Today we will look at the fourth prayer which is a prayer of generosity.
Note the words "give US....OUR...."
Reflected in this request is the attitude of Kingdom people. We don't give to get we give to glorify. And when we do get, we give it away!
Kingdom people are not receptacles we are channels or conduit between God's resources and the world's needs.
How else can God meet human needs from Heaven's storehouse?
So, many people look at the heart-breaking poverty in our world and cry out to God, "Why?"
But God weeps in Heaven and cries out, "Who?"
One way you could pray this part of the Prayer is, "Give me today what I need to meet needs."
As I write this I think of this classic story that illustrates well what God desires from Kingdom people: