In spite of all the troubles within our country, we are still privileged to live in the greatest country in the world. While many suggest we shouldn’t celebrate today, I say, “Shame on them.” God has richly blessed us for this season; it can end suddenly! Back to our devotions…
Jesus said that He is the bread of life. We have no bread, but He does. He wants us to come to Him to ask for bread for spiritual life for others since we are weak and have no bread of our own to give. In the story we are studying in Luke 11, the friend went to his neighbor at midnight and woke him from sleep only because he had no bread of his own.
In Israel, fresh bread is made every morning. This man’s family had consumed all their “daily bread” that day, so there was nothing left over. To have nothing to sit before a late-arriving and unexpected friend was a terrible reproach upon a Middle Easterner.
This man’s cupboards were bare. He had nothing of his own to give the one who came to him, so he had to get bread elsewhere.
We have nothing of our own to give to unbelievers. You cannot make that unsaved brother, sister, son or daughter come to Christ. Only God can draw sinners. So often, our evangelistic efforts are based on what we can do. We plan our events. We print our literature. We bring in our speakers. However, if the Lord does not supply the bread, if the Holy Spirit does not draw men and women to Himself, no one will genuinely be saved. We must pray with character for the Holy Spirit to work.