Daily Bread

My other thought Sunday was about daily bread. Maybe I haven’t mentioned this here yet, but I’m kind of into it. Eating and drinking, yes, cooking and preparing, yes, but also the concept and importance of it as a gift from God. And, it’s daily! That’s significant, yet too often overlooked or underappreciated. Anyway, you know how the Israelites could have no leftovers from the Passover? It’s a demonstration of a day’s bread, built on the promise that God must Himself provide for the future meals!!

Maybe I’m not writing that clearly enough, but my thinking has taken off, scattering in many directions now. 🙂 For instance, could we have a Bible study on daily bread? It could cover some great Bible passages and offer some under-utilized biblical comfort. We could get into the Hebrew and Greek terms and reference passages, and we could delve into Luther’s explanation of its broad spectrum.

What do you think? Catchy? Helpful? Overly narrow?

Maybe you’d like to try your hand at this idea. If so, just let me know. My writing time’s pretty scattered these days and, frankly, my two-year old twinnies aren’t get calmer any time soon! Still, maybe I’d be well-suited to it.

Personally, I want to work on keeping my language audience friendly, and I want to stop being so intense. I may have writing on the backburner for a while, but I still want my ideas percolating and simmering there! Plus, I need to see how my random bits of expertise can fit into practical resources to see how I can  help. Ya know?

What would you include? Maybe . . .

  • Intro: Daily stressors & daily promises
    • Hebrew & Greek words
  • Passover
  • Manna
  • Feeding of the Masses
  • Body and Soul Care
  • Yeast of the Pharisees (Maybe even yeast in general in a text box)
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Luther on the Lord’s Prayer
  • Conclusions: Remembering daily promises/ God as source of our every good

The way I see it, it would explore the concept and themes with addressing textual support.


PS. On an entirely different note, Lutheran journalist Mollie Hemingway has something new available today:


Filed under As Christian Writers, Bible Studies, Shared Writing Ideas, Theological reflection

6 Responses to Daily Bread

  1. David J. Susan

    Greetings! I like the way you expand on ideas for Bible studies like this one on daily bread–and though I am not up to the full scope of all that you have in mind, I can add a little on the “yeast” or “leaven” of the Pharisees.
    According to Matthew 16:12, it is their teaching. According to Mark, it is their hostility (Mark 8:15 in light of 3:6). According to Luke 12:11, it is their hypocrisy. All of these traits are negative–and decidedly harmful!

    A blessed Eastertide to you and yours!

  2. I love ideas for Bible study that have such practical application and use. In the busy world we live, sometimes it is difficult to connect the mundane to the holy, the day-to-day with our eternal reality. Anything that will bring these connections to light is so helpful in life and in Life! Good, good thoughts, Mary! Maybe this would be a good collaborative effort if you don’t have the time/energy to dedicate to it presently? 🙂

  3. Andrea Schultz

    The Lord’s Supper would be a great addition to this study as well. God not only provides physical, normal, everyday bread, he provides the bread of life! In, with, and under physical, normal, everyday bread 🙂
    (And it would also make a great connection back to the session on the Passover.)

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