rick warrens daily hope new banner may 2022

What Is Your Daily Bread?
By Rick Warren

“People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3 (NLT)

When Jesus tells you to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 ESV), he’s talking about far more than just bread. In fact, the Bible says that bread represents four things.

Bread represents the necessities of life. When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you don’t sit on the couch and wait for God to throw you money. You’ve got to work! 

God says, “I supply it. You gather it.” That’s God’s economy. Even the Israelites had to go out and pick up the manna. Work is part of God’s purpose for your life. It builds character. Proverbs 14:23 says, “Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table” (The Message). 

Bread represents God’s Word. The Bible says, “People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3 NLT). The Bible is our spiritual food.

When the children of Israel were walking to the Promised Land, God dropped manna from heaven because they had nothing to eat. God gave them bread to show them they needed more than physical food to live; they needed to depend on him. Real life comes by feeding on every word of the Lord. We don’t just need physical nourishment; we need spiritual nourishment too.

Bread represents God’s family and fellowship. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:16, “Is the bread which we break not a sharing in the body of Christ?” (AMP)

Bread is a metaphor for the family of God. You need God’s people in your life! Whether or not you have a physical family, God wants you to be part of his family that will last forever—the church. God made it to be a place of fellowship. 

Bread represents salvation. In the act of communion, Jesus chose bread to represent the sacrifice of his body. Every time you eat the bread and drink the wine or juice, it is a reminder of how much God loves you and the sacrifice Jesus made so you can go to heaven. 

Whatever your need is today—whether it’s physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual—depend on God to meet that need for you. Simply pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Then trust God to take care of you. 

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


the purpose driven life illustrated for children daily hope rick warren august 2022Help the Little Ones in Your Life Discover their Purpose

Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind. He has a special plan and purpose for your life.

Imagine if everyone grew up knowing this powerful truth!

That’s why Pastor Rick created The Purpose Driven Life Devotions for Children.

Filled with powerful Scripture passages and engaging illustrations, this colorful hardback delivers 100 devotions that bring the principles in Pastor Rick’s life-changing bestseller to life for children.

Written especially for young readers ages 4-8, this charming picture book speaks directly to the challenges children face—so you can share it with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and kids in your neighborhood.

The Purpose Driven Life Devotions for Children is our thanks for your gift to help Daily Hope take the hope of Jesus to people around the world. Request your copy today!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.