19 December 2009

Lord's Day 50 Heidelberg Catechism

Lord's Day 50

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 8; Psalm 145:14-21; Matthew 6:25-33

Q. 125.Which is the fourth petition?

A."Give us this day our daily bread"; that is, be pleased to provide us with all things necessary for the body, that we may thereby acknowledge thee to be the only fountain of all good, and that neither our care nor industry, nor even thy gifts, can profit us without thy blessing; and therefore that we may withdraw our trust from all creatures, and place it alone in thee.

For discussion and reflection:
How does living in an age of consumerism effect our understanding of this petition?

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