Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Proverbs 30 teaches us such wisdom. It is one of my favorite proverbs, and this one is not attributed to King Solomon.

Proverbs 30:7-9 says, “Two things I ask from you; do not refuse me before I die:
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; do not give me poverty or riches, feed me with my allotted portion of bread, lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, “Who is the LORD?” Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.”

When we understand fully God’s treatment of our temptations, we recognize this truth. God knows that money is one of satan’s greatest weapons against us. God promises us far greater riches in heaven than the insignificant little things we strive to have. He is testing us here on earth to see if we will forsake the great treasure of the Kingdom of God for the temporal trappings of the evil one. Do you recognize the majesty of God? Are you caught up in the stuff of this world, rejecting His offer of heavenly riches?

The Bible does not lie, and it is filled with warnings against wealth. Do not take them lightly, as they are never written lightly. Give generously to the poor in whatever means God has called you to help them. Jesus was compelled to help the needy, and He was clear that sin was not tolerated.

Proverbs 30 is written by Agur. Get this: he says in Proverbs 30:2, “I am the most ignorant of men.” That humility resounds through his words filled with wisdom.

Lord, give us this day our daily bread.



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