The world problem instigator demanded that Jesus should turn stones into bread and Jesus answered, “Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God,”(Mt.4: 4; Deut.8: 3; NIV). Our Lord wants us to pray daily for our bread (Mt.6: 11).
The world’s greatest concern is bread. Our elections were about bread. Of course we use words like economy, employment or work; but it is nevertheless about bread. In 1939 and again in 1945 we yearned for food in Europe because of war. America too experienced a great depression. At that time more people lived in the country and raised food. Now the majority lives in cities with no opportunity to raise a garden. Even if we had gardens, we no longer know what to do with them. We have become dependant on supermarkets. Until 1951, my folks and I lived off the land in Europe. I came to North America that has all that land and I earned my living not in farming but other employments. Now we are turning bread into fuel for our vehicles. I dread to think what might happen should hunger show its ugly head.
The cry for bread in France caused one of the bloodiest revolutions. In Russia it brought the Bolsheviks into power and in Germany the Nazis. In the U.S.A. already forty millions live off others and another forty are on the borderline. It is simply beyond our grasp that the majority of us depend on a handful of creative people to supply us with bread. Now we even demand that these brave entrepreneurs do more to feed us. We want them to share their blood and sweat. We want them to bail out the giants that have abused wealth to grow rich and create a work force that no longer can be sustained. All of this has happened in the last half of the last century in the U.S.A.
The cause behind our bread problem is that we have reversed the laws of God. We no longer gather our manna daily (Ex.16). We have turned bread into stones by building Babels (cities) that tell the land what they want, only there is no one left to tend it (Gen.11). Will God scatter us again as He did then? Would we know what to do if He did? Do we have Joseph like the one in Egypt long ago that knew what to do? First, for seven years, he gathered and stored all the grain. The next seven years he sold it to all the greedy wealth seekers until they too were broke (Gen.41). He did the exact opposite to what our leaders are doing today.