Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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.[1]

Why do we pray to God for daily bread? Because Christ wants us to look to God for physical as well as spiritual blessings.[2]

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[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pp.2064
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism,  4th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for the 5th Sunday in Lent,

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