2Ki 25:30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king's palace with a 'supply' to last him for months, but his provision was given to him as a daily pension.
Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord's people.
A daily portion is all that a man really needs.
We do not need tomorrow's supplies; for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are as yet unborn.
The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June...does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet.
If we have enough for each day as the days arrive...we shall never know want.
Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy.
We cannot eat or drink or wear more than the day's supply of food and clothing; a surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief.
Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
One staff aids a traveler but a bundle of staffs is a heavy burden.
Enough is not only as good as a feast but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy.
Enough is all that we should expect and craving for more than this is ungrateful.
When our Father does not give us more...we should be content with His daily allowance.
Jehoiachin's case is ours - we have a sure portion...
A portion given to us by the King...
A gracious portion...
And a perpetual portion.
Surely here is ground for thankfulness.
Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace you need a daily supply.
You have no store of grace.
Day by day you must seek help from above.
It is a very sweet assurance that a daily portion is provided for you.
In the Word, through the ministry, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God...you shall receive renewed strength.
In Jesus, all needful things are laid up for you.
Then enjoy your continual allowance!
Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy!
Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
Deu 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.