Give us this day our daily bread.
1. That even the wants of our bodies are to be subordinated to the purposes of religion.
2. That our dependence upon God for the supply of our bodily wants ought to be recognized.
3. That a sufficiency and not a superabundance of the supplies of life ought to be solicited.
4. That unneedful anxiety about the future ought to be condemned.
5. That all selfish grasping, and all unfair living upon others ought to be avoided.
(F. Edwards, B. A.)
I. WHAT IS HERE ASKED. The poor of God's flock have special interest in this prayer, and the rich have need of it.
1. That what they have may be preserved.
2. That they may have true enjoyment.
3. That they may suitably improve what they have.
II. THE SPIRITUAL BREAD.
1. God alone can break this bread to you.
2. You shall eat bread in the kingdom of heaven.
(W. Wilkinson, M. A.)This is the language of — personal need, conscious dependence, quiet contentment, childlike trust, and fraternal sympathy.
(F. J. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Give us this day our daily bread.