If your mother, wife, maidservant, or whoever it is that cooks your meals said, “Today, we’re only going to eat bread.” what would you do? I’d probably be mad. I bet most of you reading this blog would be. But should we? Shouldn’t we be thankful for what God gives us, whether it is a gourmet feast or just a crust?
When Jesus told us how we should pray, He said,
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
He said, “Give us this day our daily bread.”, not, “Give us this day our daily feast.” Our daily bread; just what we need to get by. Nothing more, nothing less. Don’t take more than you need. Don’t eat another donut just because it’s tasty; that’s selfish, and unhealthy.
Don’t get caught in the indulgences of life. Not that tasty food is bad. Or going to a baseball game is bad. But if it gets in the way of things you should be doing, it will be bad. Instead of watching a movie, serve. Instead of buying cool clothes, buy clothes for people who need them.
Life was never about pleasures. It was always about God. So don’t waste your life entertaining yourself, indulging in pleasures, or wishing. Live for what really matters. Live for the Lord.