Daily Bread Comes from God

[Isaac said,] "May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine."
GENESIS 27:28
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Daily Bread Comes from God
This is the form of the blessing, and its first part pertains to the sustenance of the body; for without this we cannot live even in the kingdom of God so far as this life is concerned. For the body must be nourished if we must teach and govern the Church. Accordingly, the first part pertains to the management of the household and to household supplies, in order that wife, children, and domestics may have the necessities of daily life. In the Lord's Prayer this is called "daily bread," that is, everything that is needed in the house for the sustenance of the body. . .. Accordingly, Jacob is sure of sustenance in the household for himself and his descendants. And that sustenance will not be meager. No, it will be sumptuous and luxurious. And one can surely see in the Books of the Kings how this promise was fulfilled. Therefore the godly should acknowledge that they have their earthly things because God gives and blesses. Nor should they dream, as the heathen and the unbelievers do, that either the good or the evil things in this life come about by chance. On the contrary, they should acknowledge that these great gifts come from God. Therefore they should be grateful to God for these benefits, as the apostles declare in Acts 14:17: "He did good and gave us from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, satisfying our hearts with food and gladness."
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