Proverbs 30:7-9 – ‘“Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonour the name of my God.”’
In a world of weekly, fortnightly or even monthly wages, can you relate to the above verses? One way that we can financially put this into action is to only take out the money we anticipate needing for that day and using cash to pay for things. In this way, you can be using ‘my daily bread’.
Would you ever consider praying this prayer? Would you ask God to provide you with only that which you need for the day? The logic in these verses is true! If we are provided with more than we need, then it is possible to feel that we don’t need God. We become proud and maybe even self sufficient.
Likewise, if we do not have enough and are left hungry, cold and lacking in other areas, then we may feel that God doesn’t care about us! Or we may resort to breaking the law to get that which we need. In this regard, praying for ‘my daily bread’ seems the best prayer to make!
In your times of plenty as a wealthy Christian, remember to put God first. Also, remember to bless others as much as you can. In times where you are lacking, remember to be thankful for what you have. Also allow God to open doors so that others can provide for you. In this way, you will always receive that which you need – my daily bread.
Financial tip – search online for a savings account that offers a high interest rate. If you’re already saving – great! Make sure that money is earning you as much as it possibly can. Be mindful of bank accounts that have ongoing fees. Many online accounts are free to set up and offer great interest rates.
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