What would you picture in your head once you recite this line in the Lord’s Prayer? I’d always looked at it as asking God for our daily food and basic necessities. We truly need our daily bread.
The Israelites in the desert received their daily bread from heaven every day. It absolutely was by all accounts insignificant in dimensions, taste and texture. The Israelites soon found that hoarding lots for “a wet day” did not work as everything went bad. They eventually complained that they would rather go back to slavery and get flavourful food with garlic, and in addition they wanted meat.
They did not understand that the Bread of Life was sufficient. They did not need to work for it, pay for it, or store it. They did not need a thankful heart!
To create a long forty-year desert story short, not some of those Israelites have been rescued from the cruel slavery of Egypt made it มานาประจําวัน to the Promised Land except two: Caleb and Joshua. They experienced God’s miracles daily; He guided them, and kept them safe and in perfect health. But only those two men had the faith that God would perform what He said He’d do!
Despite their initial awe at God’s marvelous works, they did not understand the miracles and soon replaced Him with false gods. Their passion for their Saviour turned into contempt!
The desert manna symbolizes the Bread of Life: Jesus. He said: “My meat is to complete the will of Him that sent Me,” and: “whosoever drinketh of the water that I’ll give him shall never thirst; nevertheless the water that I’ll give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4: 34; 14)
Few have seen the number and magnitude of miracles experienced by the Israelites. It is really a sobering lesson for all of us to realize how gratefulness, awe and love can develop into scorn!
The flesh is dominated by the emotions and easily forgets all the huge benefits received – big and small. This is exactly why you need the manna hidden in your heart. You’re first and foremost spirit, indwelled by the Holy Spirit if you’re born again, living in a body. It’s a lot more important for the spirit man to be fed daily.
God can provide the daily bread from heaven, but you need to open the Word, spend some quality time with the Lord, and meditate about it daily. Just hearing the Word preached or even reading it regularly is insufficient to feed your spirit. You will need to chew about it and digest it. The Holy Spirit will then reveal the hidden riches, just like Jesus would explain the parables only to His disciples.
Remember both men traveling to Emmaus? While Jesus preached for them about His Death and Resurrection their hearts burned within them. However, they did not recognize Jesus until He broke break with them! (Luke 24: 30 – 31) That if you ask me depicts how preaching the Word will draw you, but oahu is the breaking of the Bread that offers you revelation of who Jesus is and His love and purpose for your everyday life.
This daily breaking of the Bread is a must for building up your faith, creating a close personal relationship with Him, and growing love and gratitude for what He has been doing, is, and will be doing for you. Faith and love cannot remain static. They need to be fed daily or they’ll become malnourished, just like the human body would!