"Give us this day our daily bread"

In this Issues, Etc. episode, Pr. Peter Kolb and Pr. Bart Day discuss the Lord's Prayer petition "give us this day our daily bread", providing what I believe is the best explanation of why contraception is contrary to faith. Especially note approximately the last 15 minutes of the program.


This discussion dovetails perfectly with Luther's exposition of Psalm 127 posted below, as well as Luther's words here:

Luther's Work, Vol. 5, p. 332:
Although it is very easy to marry a wife, it is very difficult to support her along with the children and the household. Accordingly, no one notices this faith of Jacob. Indeed, many hate fertility in a wife for the sole reason that the offspring must be supported and brought up. For this is what they commonly say: "Why should I marry a wife when I am a pauper and a beggar? I would rather bear the burden of poverty alone and not load myself with misery and want." But his blame is unjustly fastened on marriage and fruitfulness. Indeed, you are indicting your unbelief by distrusting God's goodness, and you are bringing greater misery upon yourself by disparaging God's blessing. For if you had trust in God's grace and promises, you would undoubtedly be supported. But because you do not hope in the Lord, you will never prosper.

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