HEBREW INSIGHT: "we ask God for daily bread (לֶחֶם חֻקֵּנוּ)"




Just as we ask God for daily bread (לֶחֶם חֻקֵּנוּ), so we ask for our daily deliverance:

"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one" (Matt 6:13).


Note that the term translated “evil” in many translations ("deliver us from evil") is a substantive rather than an adjective: τοῦ πονηροῦ, the evil one...


“Give us this day our daily deliverance from the evil one....”


Our daily bread and our daily deliverance are connected with our decision to "choose life" (בַּחַרְתָּ בַּחַיִּים) -- and to always choose life -- even in moments we find difficult, distressing, and even when we might wish that we were no longer living...


Choosing life means refusing to escape reality by evading the significance of our choices; it means finding the will to regard life as worthy; it implies that we will eat our bread in trust that the Lord is at work even in the darkest of hours (Passover occurred at midnight)...


Choosing life means refusing to eat the fruit of death and to seek Yeshua, the Tree of Life. We live one day at a time; we only really have today. We are given daily bread for this hour of our need. Today is the day of your deliverance - if you are willing to walk in it.


Therefore, the Spirit of the Living God cries out, “Choose life and live!”

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