“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: There is always every need in bible study and interpretation to read bible words the biblical way even as you do same in interpretation.

Concerning the text we had focused our thoughts on in our previous study, we asked critical questions that will need a reconsideration of the words of Jesus again in that communication commonly referred to as the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:11 says, “Give us this day our daily bread”. Let’s unveil what this “daily bread” is:

  • The “bread” here can’t be referring to the literal bread produced from the bakery; because the context of Jesus’ words doesn’t agree with that; and the questions we’ve asked previously debunk that.
  • This bread also will not be figurative for physical food since in the pretexts and the post-texts, Jesus was talking about spiritual facts.

What then is the “daily bread”, because it is imperative to understand what Jesus was referring to here? Could the daily bread here be a figure of speech for something else? In the phrase “daily bread” used by Jesus in Matthew 6:11, that word “daily” has to be first explained by applying a rule of bible interpretation which we have listed but not yet explained; this rule is called the rule of grammatical interpretation. Here, in this rule, bible words must be used the biblical way. The rule of grammatical interpretation will be discussed as the study advances, even though it’s a necessity that it be applied here in Matthew 6:11 to see what exactly Jesus was talking about and realize if it was a figure of speech. Grammatically, that word “daily” in English parlance carries the tone of something occurring every day, that is, like each day “Give us this day our daily bread”. But the grammar Jesus was speaking here was in Greek language; hence, the need to travel back to the original language to get the original intent of Jesus is that communication. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: Ponder on today’s study.

PRAYER: I receive insight and understanding, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: Read bible words the biblical way and interpret bible words the biblical way.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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