These words echo all the way back to the wilderness after being delivered from Egypt.
As is the case in many instances, when we get delivered from bondage, it is not only freeing, but there can be a bit of disorientation, a wandering in the wilderness. Rarely do we go from deliverance to The Promised Land immediately.
God is teaching us in this pattern that He is our greatest significance, not simply getting to The Promised Land.
You see, our life is not defined by the provision of The Promised Land, as great as that provision is. Our life is a matter of looking to a loving Father who says that even in the middle of the wilderness, you are Mine.
You are not as significant as your deliverance from bondage or your arrival to the Promised Land. Your significance is in being loved by God.
He is your Provider.
Also, when we see “Give us this day our daily bread” in the plural it is powerful. Yes, we undoubtedly want to remember His provision for ourselves on a daily, but this petition is simply much more. When we pray for God to give all of us, the entire world, our daily bread, we are also
When we pray for God to give all of us, the entire world, our daily bread, we are also asking, in essence, “Papa, how can I be the answer to this prayer for someone today.”
It is a petition of asking God how we can incarnate His practical provision of love for someone today. That you see His daily provision for you and that He would give you eyes to see the ability to provide for another today.