Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016               Our Daily Bread


Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesians 5:19-20

…hymns...songs…There is no clear distinction between these terms. OT psalm are clearly in view. “Hymns” and “Songs” likely include OT canticles (Revelation 15:3) and Christian compositions (Cf. Ephesians 5:14b, Revelation 5:9-10) spiritual Probably applies to all three compositions. Addressed to “one another” as well as “to the Lord” the songs include both teaching and adoration [Colossians 3:16] [1]

Why do we pray to God for daily bread? We pray to God for daily bread, which includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, because Christ want us to realize that our entire life and that of everyone else depends on God.[2]

O God, you have given us the good news of your abounding love in your Son Jesus Christ: So fill our hearts with thankfulness that we may rejoice to proclaim the good tidings we have received; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pp.2024
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism, 4th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Friday of Lent 4,

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