Daily Bible Reading: Luke 11:1 – 28
Verse of the Day: Luke 11:3 – “Give us day by day our daily bread.”
The Greek word for daily here is επιουσιον And is only used twice in the New Testament and is not found in any Greek literature before this time. The other place in the New Testament that it is found is Matthews account in Matthew 6:11.
It is a compound word that means that which gives us substance and the coming day. The point that Jesus is making in His model prayer is that we acknowledge and understand that we are dependent upon God for our daily needs.
One reason that Jesus had taught that it is hard for a rich man to enter God’s kingdom (Luke 18:25) is that they will often depend upon their wealth to provide, and not recognize that it is from God that all blessings and need fulfillment comes.
Prayer: Jesus, I acknowledge today that You are the Provider of all my needs today, tomorrow and forever. Thank You. Amen.