"Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD," (Deuteronomy 8:3b NIV)
In our study of the Lord's Prayer, we have come to see God as our Heavenly Father, who is Holy and deserves our worship. We also recognize that we are part of the Kingdom of God and we choose to do His will. Today, we look at trusting God's provision.
God loves us and wants to meet our every need. He is a good Father. God wants us to see Him as through the eyes of a child. A child is dependent on their mother and father to meet their every need, as well as their wants. They never worry about where their food or clothes or other needs, they simply and totally trust their parents to meet all their needs.
A parent’s interaction with their child is a reflection of God's interaction with each of us. God wants us to completely rely on Him for all our needs, and to trust Him completely with every part of our lives continually.
As we learn to rely on God more completely, we can be at peace like a child, knowing that He is indeed a good Father.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. (Psalms 34:10)
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me. (Proverbs 30:8)
The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.
The cost of food in the kingdom is hunger for the Bread of Life. - John Piper