The Friend with the Bread
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:5-13)
Today’s Morsel: Money is sometimes associated with bread. Solomon says, “The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.” (Proverbs 14:20) When you have money, you are going to have friends. But if you walk around with your hands in your pockets broke, you will probably be friendless. Jesus said, “Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?” Jesus is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). He has all the bread we will ever need (John 6:35). Others may come and go in our lives, but Jesus will always be with us.
Sing: Here’s my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord, come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of heaven feed me till I want no more, here’s my cup, fill it up, and make me whole.
Thought For Today: There is no shortage of the bread of life with Jesus (Parker)