Sunday, March 13, 2016 Our Daily Bread
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat. 2Thessalonians 3:10-12
We hear. Paul does not identify from whom or how he has heard this news, though perhaps, it was through the person who had delivered.
Why do we pray to God for daily bread? Because Christ wants us to look to God for physical as well as spiritual blessings.
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen