God’s provision is promised to everyone who fear (Psa 111:5). God provided for Elijah when he was near the brook of Kerith. God provided for Mephibosheth at the table of David. God provides for both these people but there is a difference between them.
For Mephibosheth God provided a grand feast with lots of food varieties at the king’s banquet. According to Matt 6:11, ‘Give us today our daily bread’ food was presented to him at every meal. A banquet table usually has a variety of stuff starter, bread, gravy, rice. He had the luxury of choosing the course of his meal. He has the liberty of choice to pick and choose from what God provided for him each day.
On the other hand Elijah was spoon fed. I say spoon fed because he had to eat what was provided.
‘Give me only my daily bread’, these words are taken from the Bible as mentioned in Proverbs 30: 9 (New International Version). These five words arranged in a a thoughtful way gives a whole depth of meaning. The word in this verse simply admits the fact that God knows what is best for their life.
Praying this prayer helps us to confess the trust that God will do his best for us. Both theses provisions are required in our life. Because in the banquet feeding God promises a consistent and constant provision. While in the spoon feeding God promises the best feeding.