Gregory of Nyssa: Necessary

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Give us today our daily bread. Matthew 6:11

“Who gives you the day will give you also the things necessary for the day.”

Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-395) in his sermon “The Lord’s Prayer” as recounted in 1001 Quotations That Connect Timeless Wisdom for Preaching, Teaching, and Writing (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009) 135.

That meditation is short and sweet! Could it be any sweeter?

The God who gave us today will provide whatever we need. That means if He allows us to suffer, He will give us grace. If He causes us to prosper, He will give us resources to enjoy and share.