Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016                          Our Daily Bread             

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45

Be sons of your Father. Sons of God will be like their Father, whose nature it is to love the world. Jesus died for God’s enemies (Romans 5:10) To love one’s enemies is to share in God’s peacemaking (v.9) sun…rain. Examples from nature demonstrate that God has mercy on all. [1]

What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control. Good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.[2]

Almighty and most merciful God, drive from us all weakness of body, mind and spirit; that, being restored to wholeness, we may with free hearts become what you intend us to be and accomplish what you want us to do; 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.1589
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism, 4th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Thursday of Lent 4,

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